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 a 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).
Experience Tremendous Value
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 $12,500 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.
Exciting news! It’s a great time to enroll at Century College!
Our tuition rates will be frozen at Century College through Spring 2025!
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:
|Scenario||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||4-Year Tuition*|
|A||PSEO High School||PSEO High School||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||$19,788|
|B||PSEO High School||Century College||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||$25,980|
|C||Century College||Century College||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||$32,172|
|D||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||Minnesota State University||$39,576|
|E||Century College||Century College||University of Minnesota||University of Minnesota||$45,692|
|F||University of Minnesota||University of Minnesota||University of Minnesota||University of Minnesota||$66,616|
|G||Century College||Century College||Private College or University||Private College or University||$145,180|
|H||Private College or University||Private College or University||Private College or University||Private College or University||$265,592|
*Per credit tuition and fees.
**Based on posted institutions average cost comparison.
Make a Great Investment
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.