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DCC Tuition & Cost

Glendive, Montana

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In District Montana Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for Dawson Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,845
Books and Supplies$1,200
Room and Board $7,000
Other Expenses Budget$4,450

In State Montana Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Dawson Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,845
Books and Supplies$1,200
Room and Board $7,000
Other Expenses Budget$4,450

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Montana residents (local residents) attending Dawson Community College is $2,280 per academic year. Room and board fees total $7,000. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,200 plus the school charges $1,845 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $16,775 to attend Dawson Community College.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,000 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Glendive should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,450 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,250 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Dawson Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,495* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020


Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income Dawson Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,575
$30,001 to $48,000$11,216
$48,001 to $75,000$9,175
$75,001 to $110,000$12,843

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Dawson Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

91% of full-time undergrad Dawson Community 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 $5,931 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

44 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $4,299. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Dawson Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,375.

Finanical Aid Dawson Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,931 91%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,388 69%
Pell Grants $4,299 44%
Other Federal Grants $800 55%
State and Local Grants $875 4%
Federal Student Loans $5,375 58%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Financial Aid Mix - $18,395 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,395. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

43% - $5,931

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Dawson Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

39% - $5,375

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

19% -  $2,639

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to Dawson Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $20,990. The loan balance of $20,990 is a two year multiple of the $10,495 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 $228 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $27,335.60.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $20,990
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $227.80
Total Interest Paid $6,345.60
Sum of All Loan Payments $27,335.60

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Dawson Community College, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $27,335.60 would be needed to afford a $227.80 monthly payment in the example $20,990.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about Dawson Community College student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $18,395 $21,095
2 $18,875 $21,645

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Dawson Community College to be $36,790 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.6% 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 Dawson Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $76 $228 $304
Montana Residents $130 $390 $520
Out of State Residents $220 $660 $880

Estimated cost for a class at Dawson Community 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 Dawson Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Dawson Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for Dawson Community College.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$3,900$6,600 2.4%
2020$3,810$6,450 2.4%
2019$3,720$6,300 2.5%
2018$3,630$6,150 0%
2017$3,630$6,150 5.2%
2016$3,450$6,030 3.1%
2015$3,345$9,195 3.7%
2014$3,226$8,849 15%

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Prepayment Option

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180151 IPEDS survey data for Dawson Community College.