Paying for College

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College is a big investment, but Indian Hills Community College has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Iowa, and you don’t have to pay for it by yourself. We offer various scholarships to help you pay for a great education using fewer of your own dollars.

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 and M-1 Visas) 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: Additional housing charges will be added to your student account if you stay in the residence hall 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.

Tuition (30 credit hours)


Room and Board* (Double standard room with 12 meals per week) $5,520
Books and Supplies $800
Mandatory Health Insurance (12 Months) $1,632
**(If applying/attending the Centerville Campus) **$450
Total Cost $15,152


**For students who plan to apply/attend the Centerville campus, please add $450 to the total amount above (for a total of $15,602) due to cost of meal plan options (17 meals per week is only available option).

Please note: All costs are estimated. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis, and tuition rates are determined by the IHCC Board of Trustees each Summer. Note that some specific academic programs require year-round enrollment (enrollment during the Summer term) and/or additional fees for the program will be required. The costs for these programs are not reflected in the amount above. For any questions, please contact the International Affairs Office.



International Student Health Insurance

All currently registered F1 and M1 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