Cost & Financial Aid
Northampton Community College

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We’re here to help you afford your college education!

Broaden your career opportunities or prepare to transfer to a four-year institution with an affordable education from Northampton Community College—here, you can save up to $25,000 per year! We support your learning through a variety of financial aid resources and opportunities: with $46 million in aid to distribute each year, we’re committed to helping students like you afford college.


At NCC, 53% of students receive some form of aid. Our resources can help you apply for scholarships, explore types of aid, complete FAFSA requirements and meet financial aid deadlines.


How to Apply for Financial Aid

The first step to receiving NCC financial aid is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The NCC federal school code is 007191 - you’ll need this to complete the FAFSA. You should complete your FAFSA by May 1 for fall semester start and October 1 for spring semester start.


At the same time, you can complete the Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA), due May 1. Once you’ve enrolled at NCC, you can also apply for scholarships


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Types of Aid

Northampton Community College financial aid opportunities include grants, work-study funding and loans. Your eligibility for these types of aid will be determined by your FAFSA filing. Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA and been admitted to NCC, we will send you details on your financial aid package.

Making College Affordable

Graduating with little-to-no debt is our goal for all NCC students. That commitment is evident in our tuition and financial aid packages: we are leaders in Pennsylvania for the lowest cost-per-credit hour tuition and the most private scholarships.

PA State Grant

A grant is a form of financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Students from PA may qualify for PHEAA.

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Completing the FAFSA will match your family with federal and private loans, and other opportunities to ease the finances of college tuition.

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Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program offers the unique opportunity to work while students gain professional experience in a range of fields.

Work Study Opportunities

Strength in Numbers


of NCC aid applicants qualify for some form of aid


Unique work study positions available on campus


Scholarships awarded annually, largest of any community college in Pennsylvania

Financial Aid Checklist

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I grew up below the poverty line, which has forever left an imprint on my heart to give back and be of service to my patients that are facing financial barriers.

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