Public 2 Year

DCTC Tuition & Cost

Rosemount, Minnesota

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Dakota County Technical College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$643
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,470
Other Expenses Budget$5,412

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Dakota County Technical College on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $20,023 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $5,298 for tuition, $7,470 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $643 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Dakota County Technical College is $5,298, the same as Minnesota residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Dakota County Technical College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Dakota County Technical College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,511
$30,001 to $48,000$8,435
$48,001 to $75,000$10,271
$75,001 to $110,000$13,432

The average reported annual net price for Dakota County Technical College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,567 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Dakota County Technical College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,000 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 38% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,985 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,485.

Finanical Aid Dakota County Technical College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,000 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $985 19%
Pell Grants $3,912 36%
Other Federal Grants $358 76%
State and Local Grants $1,791 44%
Federal Student Loans $4,985 38%
Other Student Loans $8,485 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Dakota County Technical College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $29,814. The loan balance of $29,814 is a two year multiple of the $14,907 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $284 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $29,814
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $284.46
Total Interest Paid $4,321.01
Sum of All Loan Payments $34,135.01

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $20,023
2 $20,204

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Dakota County Technical College to be $40,046 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Dakota County Technical College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $179 $537 $716

Estimated cost for a class at Dakota County Technical College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Dakota County Technical College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Dakota County Technical College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173416 IPEDS survey data for Dakota County Technical College.