Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Students enrolled at Northampton Community College are responsible for paying tuition as well as several fees related to attending classes (online and on campus). While  the college funds the vast majority of expenses from its annual operating budget, student fees defray costs in several key areas allowing NCC to invest in and provide a range of valuable, state-of-the-industry services and resources to help students succeed.

 

2023-2024

Full-Time Students

Registered in 12 - 18 credit hours

Tuition & Fees Northampton County PA Monroe County PA Other PA County Out of State/Country
Tuition $1,875 $2,895 $3,750 $5,625
Comprehensive Fee $360 $360 $360 $360
Technology Fee $420 $420 $420 $420
Capital Outlay Fee $0 $450 $960 $960
Total Flat Rate $2,655 $4,125 $5,490 $7,365

Part-Time Students

Registered in less than 12 credit hours; additional credit hours over 18

Tuition & Fees Northampton County PA Monroe County PA Other PA County Out of State/Country
Tuition $125 $193 $250 $375
Comprehensive Fee $24 $24 $24 $24
Technology Fee $28 $28 $28 $28
Capital Outlay Fee $0 $30 $64 $64
Total Per-Credit Rate
$177 $275 $366 $491

Tuition & Fee rates effective Fall 2023 through Summer 2 2024

 

2024-2025

Full-Time Students

Registered in 12 - 18 credit hours

Tuition & Fees Northampton County PA Monroe County PA Other PA County Out of State/Country
Tuition $1,950 $3,000 $3,900 $5,850
Comprehensive Fee $375 $375 $375 $375
Technology Fee $450 $450 $450 $450
Capital Outlay Fee $0 $450 $960 $960
Total Flat Rate $2,775 $4,275 $5,685 $7,635

Part-Time Students

Registered in less than 12 credit hours; additional credit hours over 18

Tuition & Fees Northampton County PA Monroe County PA Other PA County Out of State/Country
Tuition $130 $200 $260 $390
Comprehensive Fee $25 $25 $25 $25
Technology Fee $30 $30 $30 $30
Capital Outlay Fee $0 $30 $64 $64
Total Per-Credit Rate
$185 $285 $379 $509

Tuition & Fee rates effective Fall 2024 through Summer 2 2025



  • *Northampton County PA includes residents in the following sponsoring school districts only: Bangor, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Northampton, Pen Argyl, Saucon Valley, and Wilson.
  • Tuition and fees for full-time students taking between 12 to 18 credit hours is charged a flat rate.
  • Students registered for less than 12 credit hours are charged a per-credit hour rate.
  • Additional credit hours over 18 are charged a per-credit hour rate.

High School Student enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program pay the below tuition rates:

 

Effective Fall 2023 through Summer 2 2024

  • Northampton County Residents - $90 per credit
  • Other PA County Residents - $110 per credit  
  • Monroe County Residents - $95 Per credit  
  • Out of State/Country Residents  - $125 per credit

Effective Fall 2023 through Summer 2 2024
Online courses that begin with the course code EARL or LIBT are discounted through a tuition discount to $210 per credit hour for Tuition and Fees for students residing outside of the sponsoring school districts. Full-time students are subject to full-time flat tuition and fees according to their residency rate, less the applicable per credit tuition discount for EARL and LIBT online courses. Additional academic course fees may apply.

Here’s a brief description of what is funded through tuition and fees:

 

Tuition - Supports the cost of instruction and instruction-related activities including faculty support and library services.

 

Comprehensive fee (Student fee) - Helps fund student-related and campus services such as advising, counseling, tutoring, activities and student safety.

 

Technology fee - Defrays the operating, software and equipment costs of providing student access to the latest technology for instruction, both on-ground and online.

 

Capital fee - Defrays costs for regular facility updates and maintenance, renovations and instructional equipment (new & replacement) as well as leases operated by the college.

 

Comprehensive and technology fees and are charged to all students. Students who live in sponsoring Northampton County school districts do not pay a capital fee as their portion is funded by their sponsoring school district . Students living outside sponsoring Northampton County school districts are responsible for the capital fee.



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