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Dakota College at Bottineau Tuition Information

In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Dakota College at Bottineau was $4,568 a year for in-state students and $6,444 a year for out-of-state students. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College at Bottineau is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,568 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

Explore other North Dakota colleges

Dakota College at Bottineau International Student Tuition

Dakota College at Bottineau has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Dakota College at Bottineau Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Dakota College at Bottineau

Room and board at Dakota College at Bottineau is $6,710 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Dakota College at Bottineau

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Dakota College at Bottineau campus is in a rural setting in North Dakota. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Dakota College at Bottineau cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $4,568
Out-of-State Tuition $6,444
Room and Board $6,710
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Dakota College at Bottineau’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students

Dakota College at Bottineau Financial Aid

The majority of Dakota College at Bottineau undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 196 of the 996 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Dakota College at Bottineau meets 62 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,679 a year.

Most Common Loans for Dakota College at Bottineau Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Dakota College at Bottineau financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Dakota College at Bottineau

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Dakota College at Bottineau awarded 181 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $1,387,916 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $151,445 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Dakota College at Bottineau

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Dakota College at Bottineau students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Dakota College at Bottineau was $10,679 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Dakota College at Bottineau seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Out-of-State, On-Campus $2,474.96

What will attending Dakota College at Bottineau really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Dakota College at Bottineau's net cost calculator on their website.

Dakota College at Bottineau Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Dakota College at Bottineau does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Dakota College at Bottineau offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Dakota College at Bottineau Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Dakota College at Bottineau Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,278

In State

$13,154

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,568
$6,444
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$6,710
$6,710
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Dakota College at Bottineau Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

59%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,980

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

996

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,568

Out-of-State

$6,444

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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