May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Educational Expense/Student Accounts

Tuition and Fee Charges

The DMACC Board of Directors establishes tuition and fee charges. Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis. Additional supplemental fees are described below under “other fees.”

There are tuition and fee rates for Resident, Nonresident, and Online students. See the tuition and fees chart on the following page. The DMACC Board of Directors has the authority to change tuition and fees after the charges are published in this catalog.

Other Fees

Additional fees, including but not limited to supplemental course fees, lab fees and music fees, are also Board-approved. These fees are market-driven.

Refund Method Selection

DMACC has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to process refunds for credit students. Nelnet provides students a choice in how they receive any financial refunds from DMACC. 

For more information go to Student Accounts.

Indebtedness Policy

Students who have a balance due to the College should contact Student Accounts to resolve their debt. Unpaid debts may be referred to a collection agency and/or a credit bureau. DMACC uses the State of Iowa Setoff Program, which allows us to collect funds from tax refunds or other payments made by the State. Students with unpaid financial obligations may have a “hold” put on their record. The hold may permit students to withdraw from credit courses provided the withdrawal deadline is met, but will prohibit students from enrolling in in new courses until their past due financial obligation has been met.  Any online registration activity will not be allowed.  Students must contact the Registration Department directly to add or drop once this hold has been applied.  The Registration Office can be reached at 515-964-6800.


International students are required to pay a $4,000 deposit prior to admission to the College. This is coordinated through the International Student Office.

Campus Bookstore Purchases

Bookstores are located at each DMACC campus. Students should purchase books at the campus they will be attending. Online class books are available ONLY at the Ankeny Campus bookstore. Financial aid credits may be used at the bookstore after the authorized aid has been released to accounts.

Billing Policy

DMACC students will receive notification of their DMACC bills via the student’s DMACC email address 4-6 weeks before the payment due date for each term. Billing statements will generate weekly thereafter, based on new registration activity. A student’s account balance may also be viewed at any time online in their myDMACC account by accessing the ‘Financial’ section and clicking on Account Detail by Term.

Payment Policy

Payment for credit class enrollment must be made by the published due date. If fees are paid by a third party or employer, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure the documentation is provided to Student Accounts prior to the payment due date. A payment plan is available online with Nelnet Business Solutions. Please refer to the current Credit Course Schedule for payment due dates and payment plan options.

Important: Students are responsible for dropping classes if they do not plan to attend. Please refer to the current Credit Course Schedule for payment due dates, payment plan options and the refund policy each semester.

Payment for Noncredit Continuing Education classes is required when registering.

Payment By Check

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize DMACC to use information from your check to process a one-time Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or draft drawn from your account, or to process the payment as a check transaction. When DMACC uses information from your check to make an EFT, funds may be withdrawn from your account on the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

If your payment is returned unpaid, you authorize the collection of your payment and a return fee of $30 by EFT(s) or drafts(s) drawn from your account.

DMACC does not automatically drop students from classes for non-payment of tuition and fees.  Students are responsible for dropping classes or notifying DMACC Registration staff if they have registered for a class and will no longer be enrolled.  Students need to drop their classes before the classes start.  DMACC reserves the right to review high demand class needs and make changes where needed after notifying students in advance of taking any action.


Payment for Registration After the Due Date

Students who register for classes after the due date for the term will be required to make payment arrangements at the time they register.


Important considerations before dropping classes:

  1. Students should consider consulting with an advisor or counselor.
  2. Students should consider insurance issues affected by dropping classes.
  3. Students should consider a possible reduction of financial aid. See the Return of Financial Aid  section of this catalog.

Student refunds are computed by using one or more of these factors:

  1. The date the Student Registration Office receives a formal drop form from the student
  2. The date the Student Registration Office receives a phone call from the student requesting a class drop
  3. The date the student initiates a drop online.

NOTE: Student refunds will be disbursed by Nelnet according to student preference or a refund adjustment to their previous credit card payment.

Refund Schedule

A complete copy of the refund policy for all semesters is available on the DMACC Student Accounts website. View the refund schedule.

DMACC reserves the right to change the Refund Schedule at any time.

Education Tax Credits

Federal income tax credits are available to persons who pay higher education costs. The amount of credit is determined by the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses paid for a student and the amount of the tax filer’s adjusted gross income. For more information concerning how to qualify for these credits, call the IRS Help Line at 1-800-829-1040 or call 1-800-829-3676 and ask for IRS publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education.

Details are also available on the Internet at IRS 970 Publication Tax Benefits for Education.

Student Tuition Rate for Credit Offering

Full- or Part-Time Enrollment (per credit) Resident $193.00  
Full- or Part-Time Enrollment (per credit) Nonresident $223.00  
Audit (per credit) Resident $193.00  
Audit (per credit) Nonresident $223.00  
Career Supplemental Noncredit Courses (per contact hour) Market Rate  
Continuing and General Adult Ed-Local Schools (per contact hour) Market Rate  
Adult High School Diploma-Course Fee $125.00  


Late Payment Fee $50.00  

Music Fee (piano/instrumental per course)

Market Rate  
Transcript fee (special processing) $5.00/course  
Lab Fees for Advanced Technology Center and Computer Application Courses (per course) Market Rate  
HiSET-Testing/Diploma 50.00  
NLN Testing (per test) $100.00  
Online Course Fee (per credit hour) $30.00  
Late Registration Fee $25.00  
Re-Registration Fee for Nonpayment $25.00  
Tobacco-Free Violation $50.00  
Background Checks, Certification & Testing & Consumable Supplies (per course) Market Rate  
Addition Fees for Certain Course Programs Market Rate  
Non-DMACC Test Proctoring Fee $20.00 per test  
Returned Check Fee $30.00  
Housing Violation Market Rate  

Transcript Fees

Regular Request (sent within three to four working days) No Charge  
Special Services $5.00  
FAX Requests $5.00  

Traffic Fines

Parking in Handicapped Stall $100.00  
Illegal Parking $10.00  
Improper Permit Displayed or No Permit Displayed $10.00  
Parking in Unauthorized Area $25.00  
Moving Violation $50.00  
Littering, Reckless Driving, Driving in Unauthorized Area $50.00