Financial Aid

There are many ways to get financial assistance for college — from grants and employment to a wide variety of loans and scholarships. NTC provides a comprehensive array of aid options in addition to helping students and their families navigate the process of investigating and obtaining assistance from federal, state and private sources.

Our office is here to ensure you achieve your degree without spending a lot of time worrying about money. We also don’t want you to graduate with too much debt, so we will do our best to help you make the most responsible decisions possible.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  • Priority deadline to apply for aid for 2017-2018 (starting Fall 2017) is March 1, 2017. This means the Financial Aid Office needs to receive your FAFSA (apply at results by that date in order to be considered for all aid programs.
  • The Federal Pell Grant is the foundation of federal student aid, awarded to undergraduate students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The award amount varies with level of enrollment. Federal Pell Grant recipients should finalize their registration for the entire term during the first five class days (free drop/add period) to maximize their funding level. Withdrawing from one or more courses within the first two weeks may cause a Pell Grant award to reduce to the adjusted level of enrollment.
  • A completed FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processing Center within the first 30 days of the semester to be eligible for a Minnesota State Grant.
  • Students are eligible to charge their books at the on-campus bookstore from July 31, 2017 – August 25, 2017.  A student does not have to apply for financial aid to be eligible to charge their college books.
  • Fall 2017 financial aid disbursement will begin on September 8, 2017.

Contact Financial Aid

NTC Financial Aid Office
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 333-6600
Toll Free: (800) 942-8324
Fax: (218) 333-6698

If you have general financial aid questions you may send an e-mail message to