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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

Grant Funding For Students

More than 80% of Northeast students who apply for the FAFSA are expected to be eligible to receive the financial resources provided through the American Rescue Plan Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Northeast will use this student aid and most of its institutional allocation from the federal government to ensure that enrolled students have enough resources to attend during the next academic year.

The College will provide any eligible student attending Northeast with an expected family contribution of $15,000 or less with a grant of up to $2,500. This is equivalent of two-thirds of the cost of tuition and fees for the entire academic year. This 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 determine your grant fund eligibility, 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.