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Iowa State University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Ames, IA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,940
Out-of-state: $37,128
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,320
Out-of-state: $24,508
Room and Board
$9,149
Books and Supplies
$1,041
Other Expenses
$2,430
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@iastate.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001869
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,962 (86.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,099 (62.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,054 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
629 (20.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$13,565
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,043 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,232
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,967 (64.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,541
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,488 (48.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,129 (36.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,480

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
21,524 (75.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
14,775 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,510 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,087 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,006
Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,401 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,066
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,584 (72.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,504
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,474 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9,495 (33.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,738

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,701
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$841

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