Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will rollback its tuition increase by $1 per credit hour for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year that starts on July 1. The new rate will be $156 per credit hour, rather than $157, and remains the lowest tuition and fees of any college or university in the State.
The DMACC Board of Trustees approved the rollback at their monthly meeting this week at the DMACC Urban Campus.
“Our students can thank their Legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds for the reduced tuition increase this year,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. “The DMACC Board of Trustees work with us to do everything possible to keep tuition and fees affordable, even if that means cutting our tuition increase by one dollar.”
Denson said that even modest tuition increases heavily impact some students. “Many of our students work to support themselves and their families while taking DMACC classes,” said Denson. “We realize the heavy impact any tuition increases have on our students. The fact that the Legislature restored $2 million of the recent cuts of approximately $4 million state-wide over the last year made this possible.”
Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution serving the educational and career training needs of Iowans, is committed to the lifelong success of its students. As Iowa’s largest two-year college, DMACC offers more than 220 programs, certificates and transfer degrees, annually serving more than 70,000 credit and noncredit students on six campuses and six learning centers. Thanks to college-wide innovation, new programs and affordable tuition, DMACC continues to experience solid growth. For more information, please visit www.dmacc.edu.