Financial Aid & Scholarships
Our Financial Aid Advisors Are Here To Help
Total Financial Aid disbursed in 2023
first time full time Northeast Students who applied for financial aid received assistance
of degree–seeking students
received Pell Grants
Our Financial Aid staff works with students, parents, and counselors to help meet the cost of a college education. At Northeast, we believe that obtaining a college education is one of the most rewarding investments you will ever make.
Communication about your financial aid will be sent to you through your email account and you will be directed to view your financial aid information on My Northeast. The official method of all financial aid communication is through your My Northeast account. Requests for additional information, your financial aid award, and any other communication regarding your financial aid is accessed through your My Northeast account. It is your responsibility as a student to check your email and review your account periodically.FAFSA Simplification - What's changing
How To Apply and Next Steps
On October 1st each year, students can apply for scholarships for the upcoming academic year through the online Scholarship Application located in their My Apps portal. The priority deadline for this application is March 1st; however, students have until the following September 15th to apply. For more information, visit the Scholarships page.
Students who complete the FAFSA may be selected for Federal Verification. This requires the Financial Aid Office to confirm the information submitted on their FAFSA. Students may be required to submit additional documents prior to having their financial aid awarded. Notification of requirements will be emailed and displayed on the Financial Aid section of My Northeast found in the My Apps portal. All requirements must be completed before financial aid is awarded.
Additional requirements may be added once awarded so watch for additional email communications and always log into My Northeast to view any new requirements.
An email will be sent out notifying the student that their financial aid award offer is available for viewing in My Northeast. Students can accept or decline components of their award offer. For more information, visit the Award Notification page.
Students must report all outside scholarships and other resources awarded from individuals, non-profits, high schools, etc. Federal regulations require Northeast to include these resources when determining a student’s Federal Student Aid eligibility. Complete the Outside Scholarships and Other Resources form and submit to the Financial Aid office.
Outside scholarship checks payable to the student and Northeast should be endorsed and submitted to the Financial Aid office.
Students will receive an e-mail notification to view their account balance in the Student Accounts section of My Northeast (located in the My Apps portal). All balances are due for tuition & fees (room & board if applicable) on the first day of the term. Financial aid disburses on the first day of the term. For more information, visit Pay My Bill.
Students are expected to start and attend their classes. The consequences for non-attendance can be found on the Student Attendance page. When a student fails to attend a class(es) their financial aid is subject to recalculation.
Northeast Community College is required to establish minimum academic standards that students must meet to be eligible or maintain eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid. Student should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.
Students receiving financial aid who withdraw or stop attending, will be subject to a Return of Title IV funds calculation established by The Higher Education Act. It is important to review our Return of Funds Policy page.
- Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study (FWS) provides part-time employment for students with financial need to earn money and gain valuable work experience. Apply online for FWS. If Federal Work Study is not displayed in the award offer, please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.
- Direct Parent PLUS Loan
A parent who wishes to borrow a Direct Plus Loan will need their student to accept the award on the student’s My Northeast, and then the parent needs to complete the PLUS application and Master Promissory Note on studentaid.gov with their FSA username and password.
- Payment Plan
Northeast provides the option for students/parents to enroll in a monthly payment plan. Information on the Nelnet Campus Commerce Payment Plan can be found on the Payment Plan page.
- Private Alternative Student Loan
A student may choose to borrow a private student loan in addition to or in leu of Direct Loans. View more information and a list of lenders.
- Purchase textbooks using financial aid
Students with more financial aid than their semester charges may purchase textbooks and course related supplies with excess aid at the Northeast Hawk Shop the week before the semester begins, through the first Friday of the semester. Order textbooks online.
- Enroll in Direct Deposit
Students may enroll in direct deposit to streamline and expedite the release of any type of refund. View more information on direct deposit.
Under FERPA, financial aid and billing information may only be released to the student. If a student wishes to release information to a third-party, a Release of Information must be completed. For more information, review the FERPA page.
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TRIO Support Services
The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Northeast is an academic assistance program funded through TRIO Grants by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed for low-income, first-generation college students, or students with a disability. Learn more about additional support provided to TRIO students, eligibility, services, and individual, personal, and academic support offerings.TRIO Program