A financial aid package may include a mixture of grants, loans, and/or work-study (student employment) funds.


Grants are determined through the financial aid application process. A grant is an award that does not have to be repaid. Eligibility is based on need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. There are a variety of grants and other awards available to eligible students.

Federal Grants

Minnesota State Grants

State of Minnesota Financial Aid Programs The state of Minnesota provides several programs to help Minnesota residents pay for college expenses.

Minnesota State Grants help students from low and moderate-income families pay for educational expenses at eligible Minnesota colleges or universities.


Century College offers a wide variety of scholarships to our students. Learn more about and apply for Century College Scholarships.


A loan is a type of financial aid that must be repaid. There may be several loan options available to eligible students who qualify. Loan awards are determined through the financial aid application process.

Student Employment

Student employment (work-study) is your opportunity to gain valuable work experience, transferable life skills, and is a form of financial aid to help cover some of your educational expenses. Work-study positions require minimal experience, offer a flexible work schedule and can be both fun and rewarding. Learn more by visiting Student Employment.