College Cost Calculator

Want to better understand the true cost of college? Simply, click any of the 25 Iowa private colleges to view their Net Cost Calculator. 

The Net Cost

Net Cost is the amount a student pays to attend an Iowa private college in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

What is a Net Cost Calculator?

Net cost calculators, available on each of Iowa's 25 private college websites, allow you to enter information about yourself to find out what others paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.


  • Allen College
  • Briar Cliff University
  • Buena Vista University
  • Central College
  • Clarke University
  • Coe College
  • Cornell College
  • Dordt University
  • Drake University
  • Graceland University
  • Grand View University
  • Grinnell College
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Loras College
  • Luther College
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Morningside College
  • Mount Mercy University
  • Northwestern College
  • Simpson College
  • St. Ambrose University
  • St. Luke's College
  • University of Dubuque
  • Wartburg College
  • William Penn University