Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

When planning for college you must consider both direct and indirect costs to determine how much aid you might need. Direct costs include tuition & fees billed to your student account. Indirect costs include books, supplies, transportation, housing, meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses. The combination of your direct and indirect costs are commonly referred to as your estimated Cost of Attendance. 

The following figures represent the estimated Cost of Attendance for two, full-time semesters during the 2023-2024 academic year at Pine Technical & Community College and are only used for determining financial aid eligibility. 

Budget ItemsPrice
Tuition and Fees$5,852
Books and Supplies$2,500
Room and Board (Living Expenses)$8,926
Personal Expenses$6,062


This does not mean every undergraduate student must pay $25,192 to attend Pine Technical & Community College. Indirect costs such as living and personal expenses can vary significantly based on individual circumstances. Estimated costs of living in Pine County are obtained from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Other estimated indirect costs are obtained from research conducted by  

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend PTCC. The information you receive from the calculator is an estimate of costs and financial aid. The estimate assumes you will be a degree-seeking undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) in fall and spring semesters. 

The calculator uses information on the typical cost of attending PTCC, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Your actual costs will vary depending on your major, the courses you select and your living arrangements. Using the family financial information you enter; the calculator will estimate the amount of grant and scholarship financial aid that similar students received in the previous year. 

Using the calculator should take less than ten minutes of your time, assuming you have family financial information available. You will be asked some basic questions about you and your family’s financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand.  

Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator before filling out the FAFSA® form to help understand your options for paying for college. This is an early estimate of how much federal student aid you may be eligible for while planning for post-secondary education. 

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