Financial Aid

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Welcome to Financial Aid

23-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available as of October 1, 2022. Apply using your 2021 income information for the school year starting Fall semester 2023 through Summer semester 2024

24-25 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available December 31st, 2023. Apply using your 2022 income information for the school year starting Fall semester 2024 through Summer semester 2025

Complete the FAFSA online at

CLC’s Federal School Code is 002339.
Refer to the “How to Apply” page for more information.

Would you like some help with the FAFSA?
Assistance completing the FAFSA on the web is being offered by the CLC Financial Aid Staff, Monday – Thursday, each week, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

List of items to bring with you for completing the FAFSA.

How much will it cost to go to CLC?
The general cost information the Financial Aid Office uses to determine your financial aid eligibility is based on tuition/fees, room/board, transportation and personal/miscellaneous costs. Use the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance to get a basic idea of what college will cost. These costs may change slightly each year. For more specific tuition and fee information click on this link to the Business Office.

Student receiving Financial Aid (which includes grants, work study and loans)
You have rights and responsibilities in regards to the financial aid you receive. Please click on this link Rights and Responsibilities to read what you have the right to expect and are responsible for.
Students may be required to return a portion of their financial aid (Title IV) due to not completing all their classes in a semester. CLC processes “Return to Title IV” calculations within 30 days of the date it is determined that the student withdrew or stopped attending. CLC returns funds back to the Title IV programs within 45 days of that date.

Campus Phone Numbers:
Brainerd (218) 855-8000, Fax (218) 855-8220
Staples (218) 894-5157, Fax (218) 296-7256

Staff Information
CLC’s Financial Aid Department efficiently assists students, using the latest technology, in the process of obtaining funds and supports a positive college experience as an achievable goal. To go along with this mission, we are guided by the principles “Students come first, We must take care of ourselves and We must be respectful of others”.

The Financial Aid Department at CLC has developed a comprehensive financial aid program based on federal, state, institutional and private resources to help cover the cost of education. CLC annually awards assistance to about 80 percent of its student body. Therefore, no prospective student should hesitate to apply for admission because of financial circumstance. The CLC Financial Aid staff encourage all students to apply for financial aid.

The CLC Financial Aid Office staff as members of NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) strive to meet the Statement of Ethical Principles and are required to comply with the Code of Conductas a condition of membership.

Financial Aid general email: (staff also have individual email addresses below)

Contact Information

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