Dakota County Technical College has streamlined the scholarship process by using the STARS Online Scholarship Tracking and Review System, which helps match students to scholarships based on answers to a questionnaire that is filled out as part of the online application process. (Please note: Stars Online is NOT related to StarID student accounts.)

Apply for Scholarships

Scholarship award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Scholarships are offered in a number of categories such as program, financial need and academic merit. Each year these scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of donations made to the DCTC Foundation.

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Third-Party Scholarships

In addition to scholarships, students who meet eligibility requirements can apply to a new program called TuitionMatch-MN which helps them save for college tuition. For every $1 a student deposits, it will be matched with $3 (eligibility requirements apply). Get more information about TuitionMatch-MN.

Contact Information

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

General Financial Aid Questions?

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


  • Room 2–210

Student Services Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.