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Paying for College

Paying For CollegeFinancial Aid Office
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 218–879–0800 or 1–800–657–3712
Fax: 218–879–0814

Mailing Address
Financial Aid Office
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720

Financial Aid Contacts
Dave Sutherland, Financial Aid Director
Room 141
218–879–0816
dsutherland@fdltcc.edu

Kathie Hill, Financial Aid Specialist
Room 136
218–879–0780
kathie@fdltcc.edu

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s FAFSA school code: 031291

General Financial Aid Information

Overview
Sources and amounts of financial aid funding vary, and each student’s application for financial aid is individually reviewed to determine eligibility. Eligibility is calculated by mathematical formulas which determine financial need, and the amount is the difference between the total cost of attending college for one year and the contribution of the student and their family. Amounts and eligibility are not randomly selected.

Each student applies for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Financial assistance is awarded for one academic year at a time. The amount and type of aid awarded is dependent upon student household information calculated by a formula established by the United States Department of Education. If you have had a drastic decrease in income, or other circumstances that you think may affect your financial aid eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Since funds for many programs are limited, early application is very important, preferably by April 15 of each year.

Who can apply?
You and your family have the primary responsibility for paying for your education, but financial aid programs may be available where your family’s resources end. Financial aid comes in the forms of grants, work study and loans. Anyone can apply for financial aid. Since the process is free, and everyone has eligibility for loans, why not apply and find out for what you may be eligible?

When to apply?
You may complete your FAFSA as early as October 1 for the upcoming school year. The FAFSA will be calculated using taxes from two years prior to the school year in which you are completing it. It is important to file your taxes every year if required according to your gross income. The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is April 15 for the next school year. Remember, you must apply separately for each year.

After you Apply
To access financial information regarding your student account and financial aid online, you must give permission to the Business Office and Financial Aid Office to allow electronic correspondence. This permission allows us to provide you financial aid and account information via email and through the E-services site. FDLTCC has a passive, affirmative, voluntary consent policy regarding electronic transactions. We assume that you are willing and able to receive your financial transaction information electronically. You have the right to opt out and request a paper copy of any communication. This request must be made in writing and submitted to the FDLTCC Financial Aid Office.

A student’s financial aid eligibility is based on the financial aid eligible classes they are enrolled for during a given term.  If a student is enrolled in a program of study abroad that has credits by the home institution may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for financial aid.

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Information is subject to change.