Financial Aid Information

Paying for college may not be as difficult as you think. This page contains a variety of resources to help you learn about the cost of college and the wide variety of financial aid options that may be available to you.

Accuplacer Assessment

As part of Minnesota State policy, PTCC assesses new incoming students’ academic readiness for credit bearing college curriculum to assure students have the academic content knowledge to have a high likelihood of success in our courses. Students who are admitted to PTCC must demonstrate their academic readiness to enroll in courses that require college-level reading, writing, and/or math skills. Students can demonstrate their academic readiness based on their performance on a variety of assessments.

Tuition and Fees

Pine Technical and Community College is a state-funded college; therefore, tuition and fees are offered at much lower rates than private schools.

Financial Aid Process

Six easy steps to obtain financial aid

Student Loans

Student loans may be a helpful source of funding for a college student. Different loans have different requirements and benefits.


Scholarships can greatly decrease the cost of a student's education, and students are encouraged to apply. Opportunities abound!

Nelnet Payment Plan

You may enroll in a payment plan with Nelnet, a third party organization, and stagger your tuition payments for a more manageable payment arrangement over the course of a term.

Financial Aid Information

Gain an understanding about your financial aid; here, access information about the types of financial aid, how your eligibility is calculated, how dropping or withdrawing may affect your aid, and more.

Book Vouchers

Eligible students will receive an e-mail message from the Financial Aid Office approximately two weeks prior to the start of the term. Book vouchers will be available one week prior to the start of the term through the last day of the first week of classes.

Student Employment

Need a job? Try working on campus! Many departments on campus need additional help; plus, it's convenient for you!

Veterans Center

The Pine Technical & Community College Veterans Center exists to provide support and assistance to veteran students and those currently serving throughout their academic careers.