Student Debt Relief

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks.

Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.

The Federal Student Loan payment pause will be extended one final time and will end on December 31, 2022. Borrowers should begin making plans to restart repayment in January 2023.

Applications for the loan forgiveness are now open.

Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.

If you would like to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education, please sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.

Apply for Financial Aid!

A college education is affordable at Century College. There are many ways to pay for your education, including financial aid (grants and loans), scholarships, student employment, payment plans, and reimbursement. Century College students can earn their degree, or take classes while avoiding student loan debt!

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

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Experience Tremendous Value

  • Tuition Cost Comparison*: Century College $ 6208; University of MN, TC - $15,875; Private for-profit colleges - $39,650; Private Colleges and Universities - $70,760; *Annual tuition and fees **Based on posted institutions average cost comparison

    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 while avoiding student loan debt!

    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$16,512
BPSEO High SchoolCentury CollegeMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$22,419
CCentury CollegeCentury CollegeMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$28,326
DMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State UniversityMinnesota State University$33,024
ECentury CollegeCentury CollegeUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota$38,878
FUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota$54,128
GCentury CollegeCentury CollegePrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or University$82,294
HPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or UniversityPrivate College or University$140,960

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.