Paying for College

College is a big investment, but with Indian Hills Community College scholarships, Federal and State Aid, and other financial aid options, this means you don’t have to pay for it all yourself. We have one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, and our financial assistance can further help you minimize debt and costs.

How Financial Aid Works 

Money Talk

So how much will this Life. Changing. education cost you? Tuition for the current academic year is:


per credit hour for in-state and online students



per credit hour for out-of-state and international students

Also, more than 35% of full-time undergraduates receive some type of need-based financial aid at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.

Getting an education is important. Don’t let the fear of debt keep you from your dreams. Our financial aid staff are here to keep you on track while you get a great value from one of the best community colleges in Iowa!

Paying for College Resources

Visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website to start your financial aid application. Our federal school code is 008298. FAFSA Website
Get the facts about the Federal Student Aid that is available to you. Federal Aid Info
Get the facts about the State Aid that is available to you. State Aid Info
Estimate your Federal Student Aid through the Department of Education. Federal Student Aid Estimator
Estimate your student net cost through the Net Price Calculator. Net Price Calculator
Estimate the cost of tuition and fees for your academic program, based on this year's rates. Cost Sheet Chart
Get information on how to make a payment and the refund policy if you drop or withdraw a course. Tuition Payment and Refund Information
Check out the questions we hear the most - it might answer some questions you didn't know you had! Frequently Asked Questions
Get step-by-step instructions on how to log in to your student portals, register for courses, accept your financial aid, pay your bill, and view your grades. Computer Tutorials
View more information on the Cost of Attendance. Cost of Attendance

Paying for college? Hear from the experts! 

Need to know more about applying for financial aid and receiving it?

Ottumwa Campus

Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Phone: (641) 683-5262 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5262
Email: [email protected]

Centerville Campus

CV01 Building
721 North First Street
Centerville, IA 52544
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Phone: (641) 683-5221 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5221
Email: [email protected]

Not sure how tuition payment, billing, book charges or refunds work? 

Business Office

Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Phone: (641) 683-5221 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5221
Email: [email protected]