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PACE Can Help You Achieve Your Academic and Career Goals!

By participating in the PACE program, you can develop the skills needed to complete you academic program, prepare for a great career, or transfer to a four-year college or university for your bachelor’s degree. You are eligible for PACE if you are a first-generation college student and you meet federal financial guidelines.

PACE Program TRIO-SSS Highlights



In addition to the many scholarships you may be eligible for while at NECC or when you transfer, you may also qualify for scholarships that are only available for PACE students. Make sure you answer “yes” to the question “Are you a PACE Student?” when you complete the General Scholarship application.

Contact Kristen Arnold, PACE Director at (978) 556-3418 or for assistance.

PACE Workshops

PACE Workshops

Take advantage of the many in-person and online workshops for PACE students, including topics such as financial literacy, student loans, smart borrowing, scholarship essay writing, tips on transferring, and more.

Transfer Advising, Field trips, and Mentoring

Transfer Advising, Field Trips, and Mentoring

Get help with the transition from NECC to a four-year college, including advising, field trips to colleges and universities, and mentoring opportunities with former NECC PACE students attending four-year schools.


Number of students who participate in PACE annually


The PACE program began at NECC in 1980

TRIO Student Support Services

PACE is a Student Support Services program funded by a TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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