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Central Lakes College-Brainerd Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,054 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,773 tuition
$5,670 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$611 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$12,054 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,773 tuition
$5,670 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$611 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like Central Lakes College-Brainerd are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$692 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
59% get federal aid ($4,210 avg)
58% get state aid ($1,459 avg)
18% get institn'l aid ($692 avg)
57% get loans ($6,026 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,645 75%
Federal Grant Aid $4,210 59%
Pell Grants $4,153 59%
Other Federal Grants $1,419 3%
Institution Grant Aid $692 18%
State Grant Aid $1,459 58%
Student Loans $6,026 57%
Federal Loans $5,508 56%
Other Loans $7,839 4%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: June 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Central Lakes College-Brainerd offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
(218) 855-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $159
Out of State $159


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Caroline from Crosby, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Unlike what this website says, CLCâ??s cost of attendance is a little over $5,000 per year. My financial aid took care of everything, so I didnâ??t have to pay a dime for my two years.

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  • 5
  • Austin from Des Plaines, IL
  • I am a current student here

    CLC is a very affordable school to get a lot of classes out of they way instead of going to a big university and spending a lot of money .

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  • 5
  • Chanie from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Cheapest community college in the state, as far as I know. They also don't have an instate and out of state tuition difference. Warning: It is more expensive to take classes online.

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