Eat. Sleep. Learn. Belong
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.
"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
2021-2022 Cost for One Year
$600 - $1,200
$2,900 - $3,190
$4,800 - $6,600
Approximate Total Cost for One Year of School: $12,080 - $14,740
Ways to Pay for College
- 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
- Pell Grant ($650 - $6,495)
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ($500 - $1,000)
- 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
Who Can Help You Complete the FAFSA?
Your School counselor -OR- the University where you will go to school
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
August - December
January - May
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.
It's easy to apply to Northeast Community College. Northeast offers many choices in the liberal arts and sciences and career programs where you can graduate with a certificate, diploma or two-year associates degree. Day, evening, and online classes make an education at Northeast convenient and cost-effective.
Find out what free scholarship websites are available as most college financial aid offices have information on their websites. You should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship.
Northeast committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. Once enrolled, you will be assigned an Advising Team, made up of a First Year/Retention Advisor and a Program Advisor. Additionally, a Dean, Associate Dean, or Program Director are available to assist. First Year Advisors are assigned based on your program of study (major). Program Advisors are typically faculty within your program of study.
Our advisors work closely with you to plan your transfer from Northeast to other colleges and universities.
Records and Registration is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and security of academic records for the college. Northeast has partnered with Parchment Inc. to provide online transcript ordering.
How and where can I obtain a copy of my academic transcript from my school that closed?
Prior to closing, the school is required to make accommodations to allow you to access your academic records indefinitely. The school must communicate information about how to obtain your academic transcripts once the location has been determined.
ACT/SAT/ASSET/COMPASS are all placement tests. You will need at least one of these tests on file before you sign up for classes. Check with the College Testing Center for details about testing. Scores are good for up to five years.
It's never too late to explore your options. The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid site offers many resources that can assist you along the way. You can view checklists, learn about financial support, apply for FAFSA, and much more.