Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition Cost

The tuition at Iowa Central College Online is $315 per credit hour. Most classes are three credits, however, some classes are 1,2, 4 and in one case 5 credits. A complete list of classes is available on the program pages.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Students attending Iowa Central College Online have many payments options for financing their education. Options include cash payments, corporate reimbursement, military tuition assistance, GI Bill and Financial Aid. To learn more about financing your education at Iowa Central Online, contact our admissions office at 1 866 932 4692, or email us at


Iowa Central Community College (Iowa Central College Online) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Class Length/Format

Classes are 8 weeks long. Students typically attend 2 classes at a time, 4 classes in a 16 week term.

How quickly can I earn my degree

Most degrees at Iowa Central College Online can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and breaks. To learn more about the completion time of a specific program, contact an advisor today.

Do you accept transfer credit

Iowa Central College Online accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions. Our skilled admissions staff can explain transfer credit policies and provide pre-evaluations of previous credit based on unofficial transcripts. Many students are able to shorten their degree completion time by transferring in previous college credit.

What if I’ve never been to college

Many of Iowa Central s online students start the program with little or no college experience. Iowa Central’s Associate programs are designed to provide students with job skills as well as the option of transferring to a 4 year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. Our programs provide students with a strong academic foundation and tools to succeed in the job market and a four year academic setting.

How often do I need to be in class

While there are no strict guidelines regarding attendance, grades are determined in part by participation. In order to receive full credit, a student should post at minimum 4 days a week, and twice per day. Instructors will award points based on the students demonstration of knowledge and the level of effort put forth in each post.

How often do classes start

At Iowa Central Online, we start new classes monthly. Some degree programs may not begin new sessions monthly. Contact our admissions staff for comprehensive class start schedules.

Will my credits transfer to a four year college

Iowa Central College Online is regionally accredited and therefore credits are transferable to most colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer due to differences in programs and requirements among various institutions.

What are the technology requirements

Technology requirements vary slightly by program. Click here to view your program of interest. The corresponding hardware/software requirements are located on each program page.

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