Costs and Payments

Indian Hills Community College operates on a quarter system, offering four terms in a 12-month period (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). International students (F–1 Visa) applying for admission to Indian Hills Community College will have the following estimated costs for an academic year (3 terms or 9 months). Please note that additional housing charges will be added to your student account if you stay in the dormitory during college breaks (winter break, spring break, early summer break, and late summer break), as classes are not in session. Please contact Housing for specific information and details.

ESL Classroom
  Ottumwa campus Centerville campus
Tuition $6,975 $6,975
Room and Board $4,710 $5,910*
Books and Supplies $800 $800
Mandatory Health Insurance $888 $888
Personal Expenses $650 $650
Total $14,023** $15,223**

* Higher fee due to meal plan options on the Centerville Campus
** All costs are estimated. Tuition is based on full-time enrollment of 10 credits per term for a total of 3 terms (equal to 9 months, which is one academic year). Tuition is charged on a per-credit-hour basis, and tuition rates are determined by the Iowa Legislature each Summer. Note that specific academic programs require 4 terms of enrollment (or year-round enrollment); therefore, the estimated costs of these programs are not reflected in the total amount above. Please also note that depending on the classes/academic program you enroll in, additional fees may be added to your account. For any questions, please contact the International Affairs Office.

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International Student Health Insurance

All currently registered F1 international students are required to enroll in the
Indian Hills Community College Mandatory International Student Health Insurance Program
This health insurance program is provided through LewerMark Student Insurance.

Scholarship Opportunities

Indian Hills Foundation Scholarships

Additional Scholarships:


International Affairs Office
Indian Hills Community College
Phone: +1 (641) 683-5755 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5755

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