Financing Your College Education

Pay for College

Financing Your College Education

The DCTC Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is here to make sure that you have access to the funds you need to complete your degree or diploma. We can show you all your options and smooth the way for you to get going with your academic career.

Mastering the FAFSA in Seven Simple Steps

Mastering the FAFSA in Seven Simple StepsSeven Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid gives you the information you need to complete the FAFSA with lightning speed and receive the financial aid you need to attend DCTC.

Create Your FSA ID

The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Review the handy PDF Guide below and create your FSA ID today!

View the "Create Your FSA ID Guide" (PDF)

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the FAFSA

As an addition to the "Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA" tutorial, the University of California, Santa Barbara has released an IRS Data Retrieval tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to import federal tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Dakota County Technical College. These costs include not only tuition and fees, but books, transportation and other costs of living while attending college. Start your Net Price Calculator for Dakota County Technical College

Links to Your Future

Contact Information

Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact their Enrollment Advisor in the Enrollment Services Office.

General Financial Aid Questions?

  • Enrollment Services Financial Aid Help Desk
    Toll Free: 877-937-3282 ext.299
    Fax: 651-423-8779


  • Room 2–210

Enrollment Services Hours

  • Regular Hours
  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • Extended Fall Hours – August 15th - 26th
  • Monday – Thursday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • Wednesday, August 17
    Closed from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for In-service