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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

Grant Funding For Students

Northeast will distribute additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to students attending in the Spring 2022 term. To ensure that enrolled students have enough resources to attend during the Spring 2022 term, Northeast plans to distribute the remainder of the student aid allocation and most of its institutional allocation from the federal government.

Students attending full-time (12 or more credits) that have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less will receive $2000. Students attending full-time that have a higher EFC than $15,000 or have no FAFSA on file will receive $1,000.

Students attending part-time (6 to 11 credits) and have an EFC of $15,000 or less will receive $1,000. Students attending part-time that have no FAFSA on file or a higher EFC than $15,000 will receive $500.

This funding is above and beyond any other grants and scholarships a student may receive. Funds may be used to cover any part of the cost of attendance including tuition, housing, food, health care, and/or childcare.

Steps To Start Your Success

To apply for federal financial aid, complete the steps below.

  1. Apply to Northeast Community College. If you have not taken classes with Northeast for more than a year, you will need to apply.
  2. Apply for financial aid by complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Northeast's Federal ID# is 002556.
  3. Submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you don't have ACT or SAT scores, you need to contact the Testing Center to schedule an ASSET/COMPASS test. Test scores are necessary for Mandatory Placement, which helps ensure that you meet the basic skill levels necessary to participate in a college English or Math course.
  4. Schedule your New Student Registration Session. When you receive your welcome letter you'll receive information about your Registration Session. If you are taking six credit hours or more or seeking a degree you are required to participate in an Orientation before registering for classes. As a part of your orientation you will register for your classes.

Need help or additional information?

Email the Financial Aid Office at or call (402) 844-7285 or schedule an appointment.