Estimated Cost of Attending
The estimated cost of attending is based on average educational expenses of a full-time student living on their own during a nine-month academic year while attending classes at Hawkeye. If you are enrolled less than half-time—five or fewer credits—your cost of attendance for financial aid cannot include housing, personal, or miscellaneous expenses.
A student's financial need is based on the total Cost of Attendance at Hawkeye. In addition to defining financial need, the Cost of Attendance sets the limit on the total financial aid a student may receive. The cost components that can be included are prescribed by law.
Factoring in Program Supplies and Fees
Some programs, especially career and technical programs, may have additional costs such as course fees, uniforms, tools, supplies, or equipment expenses. Contact your academic department for estimated additional program costs.
If you feel that your cost of attendance should be adjusted for financial aid purposes because you are enrolled in a program that requires tools or equipment, contact the Financial Aid office.