Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is unlike any other campus. Buildings are nestled in a beautiful setting of majestic red pines. The faculty and staff have one thing in mind, the student. Whether it's putting in extra time one-on-one with students or developing new ways of thinking to help students apply their knowledge to the real world, the goal is to help students focus on their education and achieve their life goals.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Toll-Free: (800) 657-3712
Local: (218) 879-0800
call toll-free: (180) 065-7371
TTY: (218) 879-0805
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College brings together a tribal college and a state community college in partnership. The beautiful campus setting and buildings are unlike any other college campus.
- Reputation for friendly service and a comfortable campus atmosphere.
- Convenient daytime, evening, weekend and online courses.
- Super-fast wireless network on campus for laptop and hand-held device users.
- Cultural center and physical education space, plus law enforcement and nursing training facilities.
- High rate of law enforcement graduates pass the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board exam.
- Students learn from award-winning instructors and friendly staff.
- 2,000-acre Environmental Study Area is only five minutes from campus.
- Comfortable class sizes, convenient access to instructors.
- Ruth A. Myers Library/Ojibwe Archives.
- Well-equipped science labs and computer labs.
- Fine arts opportunities in visual art, music and theater courses.
- Emphasis on uniting cultures and creating individual and community awareness of each other.
- Unique transfer programs with four-year colleges make it easy to transfer credits.
Several award-winning student clubs and activities.
Student enrollment and demographics
- Total number of students served: 2,888
- Full-time students: 38.1%
- Part-time students: 61.9%
- Percent female: 54.5%
- Percent male: 45.2%
- Percent students of color: 22.1%
Liberal arts and transfer programs, law enforcement, nursing, human services, environmental science
Geospatial technologies, American Indian studies, law enforcement skills, environmental science, clean energy technology
Spectacular residence hall owned and operated by the college features large apartment-style units with kitchens and private bathrooms. Units are furnished and have high-speed Internet access, air conditioning and cable television. Competitive rental rates are an excellent value. Early application is recommended as the limited space fills quickly each year.
Duluth International Airport is a 30-minute drive from campus and is the closest airport. Local shuttle services are available, as are local cabs and regional transportation options.
Easy access and convenient parking is available on campus.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has an open admissions policy. This means:
- You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
- You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
- After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.
You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.
Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs and courses are very popular and fill early. We accept applications throughout the year and right up until a new term begins, but don't wait until the last day!
Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.
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- Associate in Applied Science
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Associate of Fine Arts
Tuition & finance
Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,256
FAFSA Code: 031291
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.
- Academic Center
- Career Services
- Counseling Center
- Disability Services
- Financial Aid
- Fitness Center
- Food Service/Dining Services
- Li'l Thunder Learning Center
- Ruth A. Myers Library & Ojibwe Archives
- Scholarship Foundation
- Star Alert System
- Student Advising
- Student Employment Services
- Technology Center
- Transfer Assistance
- TRIO Student Support Services
- Tutoring/Writing Services
- Veterans Services
- American Indian Business Leaders
- Human Services Club
- Law Enforcement Club
- Anishinaabe Student Congress
- Student Senate