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A college education can be affordable. There are many ways to pay for your education, including financial aid (grants and loans), scholarships, student employment, payment plans, and reimbursement.

Learn what financial aid you qualify for by filling out the Federal Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Experience Tremendous Value

  • Graph of Minnesota tuition cost per credit. Century College tuition is significantly less expensive than the University of Minnesota and private colleges and universities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. 

    You can complete a two-year career and technical degree at Century College and start your career for less than $11,500.

    If you complete a two-year transfer degree at Century College and then transfer to a private college or university to complete a bachelor's degree, you could save an average of $74,000.

College Cost Comparison

View the table below to learn about the many options available to save money on your college education through post-secondary enrollment options (PSEO) or attending Century College for your first two years:

ScenarioYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 44-Year Tuition
APSEO High SchoolPSEO High SchoolMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$17,344
BPSEO High SchoolCentury CollegeMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$22,922
CCentury CollegeCentury CollegeMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$28,500
DMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$34,688
ECentury CollegeCentury CollegeUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota$41,442
FUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota$60,572
GCentury CollegeCentury CollegePrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or University$96,222
HPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or University$170,132

Make a Great Investment

  • Additional Earnings chart.

    A college education provides a great return on investment. On average, over a 40-year career, you can earn $250,000 in additional income with an Associate Degree compared to only a high school diploma.

    Or save thousands on your education by taking your first two years at Century College, and then transferring to complete a Bachelor's Degree, and that amount can grow to $955,000, on average.