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DCTC Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$19,795
Costs for Dakota County Technical College
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,069
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$644
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 2017/2018 is $19,795 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $5,069 for tuition, $7,470 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $644 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Dakota County Technical College is $5,069, the same as Minnesota residents.


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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 2017/2018
$11,457
Net Price by Income Dakota County Technical College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,157
$30,001 to $48,000$10,261
$48,001 to $75,000$11,314
$75,001 to $110,000$13,109
$110,000+$15,068

The average reported annual net price for Dakota County Technical College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,457 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Dakota County Technical College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,484 54%
Pell Grant $4,039 33%
Federal Student Loan $6,579 45%

The average reported annual net price for Dakota County Technical College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,457 in 2017/2018.

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 $311 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $29,814
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $311.29
Total Interest Paid $7,541.06
Sum of All Loan Payments $37,355.06

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$39,590
Year 1 Year 2
All Residents $19,795 $21,181

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 $39,590 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Cost Credit Hour 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 $199 $597 $796

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.