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Central Lakes College

Brainerd, MN 2-Year Public
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Central Lakes College Tuition Information

In 2021, Central Lakes College's tuition was $5,240 a year for in-state students and $5,240 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Does Central Lakes College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Central Lakes College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,240 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its 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. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Central Lakes College International Student Tuition

Tuition at Central Lakes College is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Central Lakes College:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideCentral Lakes College

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


Central Lakes College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Central Lakes College.

House and Food Costs at Central Lakes College

Central Lakes College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however students should consider other housing costs when estimating the actual cost of various schools

Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Central Lakes College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Central Lakes College

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city could be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Central Lakes College campus is in a small town setting in Minnesota.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Central Lakes College


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Central Lakes College.

Total Cost of Central Lakes College

What will the cost of attending Central Lakes College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,240
Out-of-State Tuition $5,240

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

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


Central Lakes College Financial Aid


In 2022, 0 of the 4,357 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Central Lakes College 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 Central Lakes College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Central Lakes College

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 2022, a total of $5.4 million was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Net Cost of Central Lakes College

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 Central Lakes College 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Central Lakes College seem more manageable.

What will attending Central Lakes College 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Central Lakes College's net cost calculator on their website.

Central Lakes College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Central Lakes College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

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


Learn More About Central Lakes College


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Central Lakes College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,676

In State

$5,676

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,916
$4,916
Fees
$760
$760
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Central Lakes College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,357

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,676

Out-of-State

$5,676

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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