Cost of college went up for all students at Iowa Lakes Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.7 percent for 2017-18 at Iowa Lakes Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.7 percent for 2017-18 at Iowa Lakes Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Iowa residents paid $6,236 to attend the two-year public institution this year $336 more than the $5,900 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 5.6 percent more than residents this year, or $6,588. Their price tag grew 5.4 percent from $6,252 in 2016-17.

About 73 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Iowa residents. About 25 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 88 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 279 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.42 million and 186 students took out student loans totaling more than $977,678.

Including all undergraduates, 948 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.76 million. Another 700 took out $3.96 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~1,549
$5,516
$5,676
$5,900
$6,236
13.1%
Out-of-state
~531
$5,868
$6,028
$6,252
$6,588
12.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Iowa Lakes Community College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
169
47%
$699,469
$4,139
State / local grant or scholarship
43
12%
$76,658
$1,783
Institutional grants or scholarships
201
56%
$644,216
$3,205
Grant or scholarship aid total
279
78%
$1,420,343
$5,091
Federal student loans
184
51%
$846,649
$4,601
Other student loans
12
3%
$131,029
$10,919
Student loan aid
186
52%
$977,678
$5,256
Total student aid
315
88%

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