YES, COLLEGE CAN BE AFFORDABLE

The Dougherty Family College is designed to provide you with a high-quality, affordable two-year college education. We keep tuition as low as possible.

In addition, a significant amount of financial aid is available through federal and state funding and through the support of generous donors. Your cost will depend on your Expected Family Contribution, determined when you apply for financial aid (FAFSA or Minnesota Dream Act).

For 2017-18 school year $

Tuition and fees

$15,000

Lowest tuition after financial aid applied

$1,000

Average cost after financial aid applied

$2,006

FAFSA

To be considered for financial aid, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code 002345. Those who are unable to complete the FAFSA are required to complete the Minnesota Dream Act Application (see below). Information about how to file the FAFSA is available on St. Thomas’ undergraduate financial aid website. Once you are ready to fill it out, you should do so online.

To help you estimate the cost of attending the Dougherty Family College, St. Thomas provides guidance on how much aid FAFSA-eligible students may have received in 2017-18, based on their Expected Family Contribution.

Minnesota Dream Act Application

If you do not qualify to file the FAFSA and are a resident of Minnesota, you may still be eligible for financial aid through the Minnesota Dream Act grant program. 

To help you estimate the cost of attending the Dougherty Family College, St. Thomas demonstrates much aid non-FAFSA-eligible students may have received in 2017-18, based on their Expected Family Contribution.

Grants and Scholarships

Dougherty Family College students may be eligible for additional federal, state and private aid to help cover the cost of attending college.

Student Employment

Eligibility for need-based employment is determined by the FAFSA and is funded cooperatively by St. Thomas and either the state of Minnesota or the federal government. Complete information on need-based and other student employment is available on our undergraduate financial aid website. 

Policies

Financial aid policies are consistent between our four-year and two-year degree programs. The policies are available on our undergraduate financial aid website.