How to Apply to Housing

There's more space than ever! Apply now to live in the residence halls at Northampton and meet your new best friends.

Follow these easy steps to be accepted into NCC's residence halls today.

NCC Bethlehem Campus Dorms Outside

Step 1: Apply for Admission

You must be admitted as a student to Northampton to be considered for housing. If you haven't, apply now!

Apply To NCC
Students studying in their dorm

Step 2: Submit Housing Application

The application is easy and only takes a few minutes.

Select Housing Application
residence halls cafeteria

Step 3: Pay Fees to Activate

Pay $125 housing application and deposit fee with a credit/debit card or check. See refund policy.

Pay Fees
Students looking at a book

Step 4: Complete and Submit Recommendation Form

Download (PDF), complete, and then submit this Recommendation Form.

Recommendation Form (PDF)

What's Next?

Submit FAFSA

Students should immediately apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information is availabe on the Financial Aid webpage.
Visit Financial Aid Webpage

Housing Health Form

A Housing Health Form should be completed as soon as a student is offered housing, as it is a requirement to live on-campus. 
Download Housing Health Form

Timing of Housing Offers

Applications will be considered only after the $125 application and deposit fee has been submitted.   The Office of Housing and Residence Life will evaluate housing applications and offer housing agreements contingent on the date and time the housing application is received and an on-campus housing recommendation form showing little to no disciplinary history.


  • Fall Applicants - $100 deposit is refundable until July 1 once a housing agreement is signed.
  • Spring Applicants - $100 deposit is non-refundable after a contract is signed (this is due to less timing before the semester starts).