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What Kind of DCTC Fin Aid Could You Get?

Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.

Interested in understanding the financial aid resources available at DCTC and your eligibility? Find the answers you seek below.

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First-Time Students at DCTC: Estimating Financial Aid Opportunities

Dakota County Technical College average financial aid offer for freshmen students is $4,537.00. A significant 95% of freshmen benefit from financial aid, with the main type being loans.


Is it a True Discount?

Financial aid helps reduce the cost, or the full retail price of the college. However, be aware that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.

College Loans at Dakota County Technical College

Concerned about the student loans that might be part of your financing deal? Look at the average amount of debt per student at Dakota County Technical College.

As well as scholarships, 86% of first-year students (344 total) got a federal grant, for about $1,966.00 per person.

How Much Aid Is Available That Won’t Put Me in Debt? & A.K.A. Scholarships & Grants

The following grants and scholarships consist of mostly federally provided grants, as well as some state and local grants.

86% of first years at Dakota County Technical College (344 total) obtained a federal grant, averaging $1,966.00.


How Income Level Affects Financial Aid

The table below demonstrates scholarship and grant allocations by income level for freshmen receiving any type of federal Title IV assistance, which includes Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k15.08%$6,368.00
Income 30k-48k6.78%$6,444.00
Income 48k-75k13.82%$4,608.00
Income 75k-110k6.03%$1,447.00
Income 110k +3.27%$306.00

Title IV Aid

The table above displays undergrads who are getting Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.

The Average Undergrad Receiving a Scholarship or Grant Will Get $4,537.00.

356 DCTC undergrads obtain grant aid (this is about 95% of the entire undergraduate student population). The average amount these students receive is $4,537.00.The largest share of which are in the guise of Pell Grants.

Inquiring About the Expenses Associated with Tuition and Fees?

Check out the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page to find out more.

Notes and References


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