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Can You Afford Dakota County Technical College?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Dakota County Technical College’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $13,250 and $20,023

Feeling a little stressed about paying $20,023 to attend Dakota County Technical College each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Minnesota students, 52.9% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $4,619. Students from low-income families receive an average of $6,773 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$5,941
+ Room and board$7,470
+ Other expenses$6,612
Total cost$20,023
Affordability Score (85 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$20,023
- Grants and scholarships$4,619
Net price$15,404
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$20,023
- Grants and scholarships$6,773
Net price$13,250
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Dakota County Technical College.

Projected Costs Between $53,000 and $110,643 For a Four Year Degree. Between $26,500 and $55,316 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Dakota County Technical College in 2020 - 2021 was $20,023. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 0.0% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $20,027 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $20,033 for a bachelor degree candidate ($20,029 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $80,120 over the course of four years ($40,056 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Dakota County Technical College

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.4%0.0%
Freshman year$13,250$15,275$20,027
Senior year$13,250$15,211$20,029
Total 2-year net price$26,500$30,486$40,056
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$10,096$11,614$15,260
Total monthly payment$305$351$461
Total amount paid$36,596$42,099$55,316
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.4%0.0%
Freshman year$13,250$15,275$20,027
Senior year$13,250$15,083$20,033
Total 4-year net price$53,000$60,716$80,120
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$20,191$23,130$30,523
Total monthly payment$610$699$922
Total amount paid$73,191$83,846$110,643

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Dakota County Technical College.

Further Questions to Consider

  • Do you know your deadlines?

    Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.

  • When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
  • Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?

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