Admissions and Financial Aid

We want college to be affordable and accessible for students with a drive to succeed. That’s why we don’t require the ACT, and we provide generous financial aid. 

An ideal candidate for admission to our associate degree program will:

  • Have earned a 2.5 GPA or higher in high school
  • Demonstrate financial need at a level that qualifies for Dougherty Family College institutional aid.
    • For the 2018-19 academic year, Dougherty Family College institutional aid will be offered to all admitted students with an EFC (expected family contribution) of less than $5,000, as determined through the FAFSA or Minnesota Dream Act application.
  • Be able to tell us in an interview how you have demonstrated perseverance, resilience and a commitment to achieving personal goals. Not all applicants will be invited to interview.

We make applying to Dougherty Family College easy for you. The online application process has four steps, and you can start it today!

With generous support from donors, and access to federal and Minnesota state grant funds for eligible students, the University of St. Thomas aspires to help you earn an associate degree with minimal debt. See how St. Thomas is working to keep costs low.