KEYS Program

What is KEYS?

KEYS is a PA Department of Human Services run program designed to help a specific group of students attend, succeed and complete community college. The primary goal of KEYS is to provide the services and support necessary to assist students in completing educational activities that lead to employment and self-sufficiency.

Who is Eligible for KEYS?

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who wish to enroll or who are already enrolled in a Pennsylvania community college may be eligible for the KEYS program.

What Services Are Available?

At NCC, a KEYS student facilitator is available to meet weekly with KEYS students and assist them with a variety of services such as:

  • Course scheduling
  • Career guidance
  • Academic support
  • Financial aid applications
  • Connect students with supportive services available through the County Assistance Office (CAO) and at NC
  • Connect students with other community service agencies to allow them to maintain their

How Do I Enroll in KEYS?

If you receive TANF or SNAP and would like to learn more about KEYS, contact one of the NCC KEYS facilitators or talk to your caseworker at the CAO.

KEYS Facilitators:

Main Campus: 610-861-5310

Monroe Campus: 570-369-1878 or 570-369-1935


KEYS SNAP Attendance Sheet (PDF)

KEYS TANF Attendance Sheet (PDF)

KEYS Mileage Sheet (PDF)

KEYS Job Search Log (PDF)