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Start Your Success at Northeast

We realize there's more to a well-rounded college experience than attending classes and studying. Whether you are learning a new skill, a future business leader, a young farmer, or a budding journalist, there is something for you here.

Ashley Pena

"I wanted to be the first in my family to graduate from high school and then also graduate from college. I have a desire to do something in my life to show my younger siblings that they too can make something of their lives. I want them to be able to follow in my footsteps." – Ashley Pena

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2021-2022 Cost for One Year

30 credits:
$3,750 NE

Books:
$600 - $1,200

Food:
$2,900 - $3,190

Housing:
$4,800 - $6,600

Approximate Total Cost for One Year of School: $12,080 - $14,740

Ways to Pay for College

  • Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Payment Plan - you pay $25 to establish account, it is divided into 3-4 payments per semester

Scholarships - How are They Obtained?

  • Your counselor at school
  • Universities offer them
  • Private Organizations (places of employment)
  • Grants (donations>

You Need to Apply for the FAFSA

Federal

  • Pell Grant ($650 - $6,495)
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ($500 - $1,000)

State

  • Nebraska State Opportunity Grant ($500 - $1,000)
  • Loans: Freshmen ($5,500), Sophomores ($6,500), Subsidized: $3,500; Unsubsidized: $2,000; Interest 3-4%

Who Qualifies for the FAFSA?

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program
  • Have a High School diploma or GED

More requirements can be found at fafsa.ed.gov or on the Financial Aid page.

Who Can Help You Complete the FAFSA?

Your School counselor -OR- the University where you will go to school

Helpful Terms

What are Credits?

  • Each class consists of 3 credits (a few are 4-5)
    = three hours a week of class time
  • Full time student: 12-15 credit hours per semester
  • Diploma - 1 year = 30+ credits or more
  • Associate - 2 years: 60+ credits or more
  • (credits vary)

Types of Degrees:

Certificate = less than 6 months | Diploma = 1 year | Associate = 2 years

Fall Semester:

August - December

Spring Semester:

January - May

Summer Semester:

June and July - classes are every day and fast paced

Explore What We Have For You

In-Person and Online Support Services

Credit Transfer Options

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR LIFE, NORTHEAST IS HERE FOR YOU. WE’LL HELP YOU APPLY YOUR PAST TO BETTER YOUR FUTURE.

Get your degree by earning credits for the skills and knowledge you already have: the perfect solution for busy adults. If you’ve already earned college credits, you could apply eligible credits toward a degree with Northeast. Show us what you’ve completed, and we’ll help you chart out a degree program to finish what you’ve started.

We have worked hard to establish transfer agreements to make the transition easier. Use the transfer guides on our website to find out how a specific program from one of our college articulation partners will transfer into a specific Northeast degree program.

Take The Next Steps

Getting ready for college can be easier than you think. The following are next steps to preparing for a career, increasing your value to your employer, ensuring you meet your licensure requirements, and helping you to achieve your professional or personal goals.

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