Cost of Attendance

In order for the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial need, we must first establish the costs associated with attending Century College for an academic year. Tuition figures are estimated until approved by the Minnesota State Board.

All budget items shown are for nine months and full-time attendance (15 credits per term). Students attending less than full-time are eligible for financial aid; however budget, expected family contribution and maximum awards may be adjusted for less than full-time attendance.

2023-2024 Budget Items

Direct Costs Fall Spring Annual
Tuition and Fees* $3,091 $3,091 $6,182
Books, Course Materials,
Supplies and Equipment
$450 $450 $900
Total Direct Costs $3,541 $3,541 $7,082
Estimated Indirect Costs Fall Spring Annual
Housing and Food $4,021 $4,021 $8,042
Transportation** $799 $799 $1,598
Personal/Miscellaneous*** $2,033 $2,033 $4,066
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $6,853 $6,853 $13,706

*Based on 15-credits per term at $206.41 per credit; includes the technology fee, parking fee, health fee, athletic fee, student life fee and association fee.

**Allowance for gas, oil, parking, bus fare and general upkeep of vehicle; does not include car payments, insurance, repairs, etc.
***Includes clothing, laundry/dry-cleaning, personal care, recreation, loan fees, etc.

The Housing and Food, Transportation and Personal/Miscellaneous figures have been based on the modest living expense budget figures.

All students and/or their families are expected to contribute to the cost of their education. These contributions are determined through the needs analysis process.