Tuition and Fees

Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to making education affordable. Nearly 80 percent of NICC students receive financial aid funding for their educational expenses.

Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • Iowa Resident: $180 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State: $204 per credit hour*
  • International Students: $221 per credit hour*

Student Fees for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • $24 per credit hour

Fees are applicable for all credits for which students are registered. Tuition and fee costs are incurred when a student registers for courses. The NICC tuition and fee rates include the expenses related to application for admission, testing, support services, graduation, technology and printing fees. To learn more about payment plans for tuition, contact the Finance Office.

Program Supplies and Fees

Certain programs, specifically career or technical programs, may have additional costs such as uniforms, tools, supplies or equipment expenses. Total estimated program costs are available from the Admissions Office.

Total Cost of Attendance

A student's financial need is based on the total cost of attendance at NICC. In addition to defining financial need, the cost of attendance sets the limit on the total financial aid a student may receive. The cost components that can be included are prescribed by law.

Cost of attendance is an estimate based on average educational expenses you can incur while attending classes at NICC. The Net Price Calculator is a tool that allows prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend NICC in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account. The College Scorecard is another useful tool when comparing schools.

When evaluating the cost of attendance for NICC, or any college that you may be researching, know your direct and indirect costs.

Direct Costs: Expenses that a student pay directly to the college. At NICC, direct costs include tuition, student fees, course fees and program fees only.

Indirect Costs: Expenses that are based on an average amount that students pay. Therefore, indirect costs can and will vary greatly for each individual student, based on different criteria. Examples of varying indirect costs may include the difference of purchasing new textbooks through the online college bookstore, renting books, or purchasing used books from an outside online source. Housing and meal costs may vary depending on living arrangements, such as living on own, living with parents, or living with roommates. Transportation costs can vary on the length of your commute, car pooling, public transportation options, etc.

NICC encourages all students and families to research their individual costs related to their entire educational program. Contact Student Services for resources on how to best estimate your costs at NICC.

2021-22 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Based on a nine-month academic year of a full time student (average 15 credits per semester, fall 2021 and spring 2022).

ExpenseDependent Student - Iowa ResidentDependent Student - Non-Iowa ResidentIndependent Student - Iowa ResidentIndependent Student - Non-Iowa Resident
Estimated Cost of Attendance 2021-22
Tuition and Fees (direct cost) $6,180 $6,900 $6,180 $6,900
Housing and Meal (indirect cost)
*Dependent costs for room and board vary depending on living arrangements, such as living with a parent or in an apartment.
$5,912* $5,912* $8,000 $8,000
Books and Supplies (indirect cost)
The costs of books and supplies varies each semester and largely depends on your needs and your program of study.
$1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Personal Expenses (indirect cost)
Personal expenses vary according to personal circumstances and spending habits.
$1,950 $1,950 $2,664 $2,664
Transportation (indirect cost)
Transportation expenses vary depending on how far you live from campus and your vehicle.
$1,780 $1,780 $2,200 $2,200
Loan Fees (if borrowing federal student loans) $48 $48 $48 $48
Total Cost of Attendance at NICC $17,270
$17,990 $20,492 $21,212

Cost of attendance may be adjusted for financial aid purposes if you are enrolled in a program that requires tools or equipment or if you have other qualifying eligibility criteria. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.

If you are enrolled less than half-time, your cost of attendance for financial aid cannot include housing, personal or miscellaneous expenses.

2020-21 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Based on a nine-month academic year of a full time student (average 15 credits per semester, fall 2020 and spring 2021).

ExpenseDependent Student - Iowa ResidentDependent Student - Non-Iowa ResidentIndependent Student - Iowa ResidentIndependent Student - Non-Iowa Resident
Estimated Cost of Attendance 2020-21
Tuition and Fees $6,000 $6,720 $6,000 $6,720
Room and Board
*Dependent costs for room and board vary depending on living arrangements, such as living with a parent or in an apartment.
$5,832* $5,832* $8,000 $8,000
Books and Supplies
The costs of books and supplies varies each semester and largely depends on your needs and your program of study.
$1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Personal Expenses
Personal expenses vary according to personal circumstances and spending habits.
$1,938 $2,243 $2,243 $2,243
Transportation
Transportation expenses vary depending on how far you live from campus and your vehicle.
$1,780 $2,200 $2,200 $2,200
Total Cost of Attendance at NICC $16,950
$18,395 $19,843 $20,563

Cost of attendance may be adjusted for financial aid purposes if you are enrolled in a program that requires tools or equipment or if you have other qualifying eligibility criteria. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.

If you are enrolled less than half-time, your cost of attendance for financial aid cannot include housing, personal or miscellaneous expenses.