Paying for College

Did you know? Pine Technical & Community College (PTCC) is one of the top 3 most affordable colleges in the state of Minnesota. As a two-year public technical and community college, PTCC receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. In fact, you can complete a two-year career and technical degree at PTCC and start your career for less than $11,500 while avoiding student loan debt! 

There are many ways to pay for your education, including financial aid (grants and loans), scholarships, student employment, and payment plans.  Learn what financial aid you qualify for by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due fifteen days prior to the start of the term. For registrations after the tuition due date, payment is due within one week. Tuition statements are not mailed to students, rather can be found in the student’s eServices account. Students have incurred a financial obligation by registering for classes. If students decide not to attend, it is their responsibility to drop the classes.

Ways to pay for tuition:

  • Financial Aid / Grants
  • Student loans. For more information on student loans click HERE
  • Direct payment online
  • Third party payment / Scholarships
  • Payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions. For more information on Nelnet click HERE
  • In person at Campus Store

To see current tuition and fee rates, visit the PTCC Tuition and Fees page.

Financial Aid

Before each year of college, students are encouraged to apply for grants, loans, and work-study by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

For more information about Financial Aid, visit the PTCC Financial Aid page.


The following scholarships are available through PTCC. You may only be awarded one of these scholarships per year.

  • Workforce Development Scholarship
  • Pine County College Initiative Scholarship
  • Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Kick Start Scholarship
  • Bridging the Dream Scholarship

For more information about scholarships and to apply, visit the PTCC Scholarships page.

For more information about paying for college, visit PTCC’s Financial Aid page.

Amanda Spencer
Financial Aid Coordinator
320.629.5127 call/text email