Jun 12, 2024  
2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.”

Nonresident tuition, not including fees, is twice the amount of resident student tuition. 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, music fees, TV class and Internet fees, are also Board-approved. These fees are market-driven.

DMACC Onecard/Student ID

All currently enrolled credit students will receive the DMACC OneCard from Higher One. This new student photo ID card not only serves as a picture ID confirming college enrollment and on-campus privileges such as using the library, but, when used in tandem with the OneAccount, also has all the purchasing power of the debit MasterCard® network. The DMACC OneCard also provides students a choice in receiving any financial refunds from DMACC, allowing them to get their money quicker and easier with new electronic options.

  • The DMACC OneCard will be mailed to you by Higher One at your mailing address on file with DMACC. Please verify that your address is correct on the DMACC Web Info System at web4.dmacc.edu
  • Student photos will be taken on all campuses. Please have your photo taken at one of DMACC’s campus photo sites. 
  • The DMACC OneCard should be activated at www.dmacconecard.com
  • Lost cards will be replaced for a $20 fee assessed to your DMACC student account.

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 Offset 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 courses, obtaining or sending transcripts, and graduating.


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

Students must notify the Business Office when they have deposited money available to pay tuition. At the student’s request, additional deposit money may be released for the purchase of books at the college bookstore.

Students are encouraged to deposit money prior to each semester of enrollment. Call the International Student Office at the Ankeny Campus for information.

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 electronically approximately 4-6 weeks before a semester begins via the students’ DMACC email address. Statements may also be viewed at any time by clicking on QuikPay on the DMACC WebInfo system.

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. Financial Aid may hold your enrollment if all of the proper documents have not been provided to that office. A payment plan is available online with Nelnet Business Solutions (formerly FACTS). 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.

Drop for Nonpayment

Students will be dropped for nonpayment the day after the due date. Students must have made arrangements and/or paid 100% of their bills in order to avoid being dropped.

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 Financial Aid Recipients  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 via the Internet.

NOTE: Student refunds will be disbursed by Higher One according to student preference or a refund adjustment to their previous MasterCard/VISA or Discover payment.

Refund Schedule

(normal/full-length semester classes only)

First Week of semester 100%
Second Week of semester 100%
After Second Week of semester No Refund


  1. Refunds for classes other than the normal fullsemester length will be prorated. A complete copy of the refund policy for all semesters is available at all campuses in the Business/ Student Accounts Offices.
  2. Refunds for TV classes are based on the published class/semester dates-NOT the viewing dates.

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 www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html.

Student Tuition Rate for Credit Offering

Full- or Part-Time Enrollment (per credit) Resident $143.00  
Full- or Part-Time Enrollment (per credit) Nonresident $286.00  
Audit (per credit) Resident $143.00  
Audit (per credit) Nonresident $286.00  
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  
Correspondence Course Fee $100.00  
Nonresident tuition is 200% of resident rate.    


Music Fee (piano/instrumental per course) Market Rate  
Correspondence Course Fee $15.00/course  
Transcript fee (same-day processing) $5.00/course  
TV Course Fee $30.00/course  
Lab Fees for Advanced Technology Center and Computer Application Courses (per course) Market Rate  
International Student Processing Fee $100.00  
HiSET-Testing/Diploma 50.00  
NLN Testing (per test) $100.00  
Online Course Fee (per credit hour) $25.00  
Web-Blended Course Fee (per credit hour) $10.00  
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  
Deferred Payment Fee $25.00  
Returned Check Fee $30.00  

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