Federal Pell Grant
This is a Federal grant, which does not have to be paid back.
Minnesota State Grant Program
This is a state grant that does not have to be paid back. It is available to Minnesota residents only.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is a federal grant that does not have to be paid back.
This program allows students to work while they go to school. Positions are available on campus and at certain non-profit agencies.
Stafford Student Loan
This loan allows students to borrow money for education related expenses. The Stafford Loan must be paid back. DCTC strongly encourages students to limit the amount they borrow. As with other types of financial aid, all students must complete the FAFSA before applying for the Stafford Loan. All students must complete a loan entrance counseling session before applying for a student loan. This can be done at studentloans.gov. Additionally, students must complete a loan exit counseling session before leaving DCTC.
SELF, PLUS, and Alternative Loans
These are additional loans for students and parents of students. Information on these loan programs is available from your advisor in the Students Services office. The student must complete the FAFSA to access these loan programs.
Child Care Assistance
A limited amount of funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis through the PostSecondary Child Care Grant Program for students who have children needing child care.
Other Funding Sources Veteran and Military Benefits
Veterans and military personnel planning to use their education benefits should contact Student Services. All students must apply through this office for certification of eligibility by the college. All students with questions regarding veteran or military benefits should contact Chrissy Wills at 651-423-8224.
Scholarships are awarded each year and are based on certain criteria. Scholarship funds may be available to first- and second-year students, recent high school graduates, and adult learners. Many scholarships are awarded through the DCTC Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to support the college’s mission, education for employment, by providing resource support for students, the college, and the programs.
Visit our Scholarships page for scholarship criteria and application details.