Depending on your financial situation, you may qualify for a number of grants and/or scholarships.

At Northampton Community College, we believe that higher education should be affordable and accessible to all. For students in the Northampton county area and surrounding counties, there are many financial grants and scholarship opportunities available.

Affording Your Community College Education

NCC is one of the most cost-effective community colleges in Pennsylvania. We have one of the lowest in-state tuition rates in the Commonwealth, saving you up to $25,000 per year. NCC saves you money while providing you with a high-quality education to position you for a professional career.

NCC is one of a small number of community colleges that offers students on-campus housing with all-inclusive meal plans. In many cases, this option can help you meet friends, foster a greater sense of community and contribute to your academic success.

Financial Opportunities

At Northampton Community College, financial opportunities are open to everyone who qualifies. Each year, about 53% of NCC students receive financial aid, totaling to about $46 million. In addition to state and federal grants, NCC has one of the largest scholarship programs in Pennsylvania.

We're here to help you find grant programs and scholarships to support you in affording your college education, so call us for more information.

Pell Grants

Students who have not received a bachelor's degree may be eligible for this federal grant program. The amount of the award will depend on a student's expected family contribution and enrollment status.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

SEOG is a form of aid for students with exceptional financial need. The amount of the SEOG award will depend on a student's financial need and enrollment status. Priority for SEOG is given to students who apply by the May 1 NCC priority application deadline.

Pennsylvania State Grants

A student must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester to possibly qualify for a state grant. The amount of a state grant award will depend on a student's financial need, program of study, housing, residency and enrollment status. The Pennsylvania state grant application deadline is May 15th for most students.

State Grants From Other States

Many States have their own financial aid programs. If you are a resident of a State other than Pennsylvania, you may qualify for financial aid from your home State. State financial aid programs have various eligibility requirements and some State grants may only be used at colleges in the granting State. Application deadlines vary by State. For additional information, visit the National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs (NASSGAP) Web site.

Foster Youth Information and Grant

Beginning in Fall 2021, the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program provides a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees for students who are or were in foster care and meet program eligibility requirements. View more information