Applying for Aid and Student Eligibility
Apply for Financial Aid Today!
Financial Aid can make earning your college degree a reality. There are many types of aid you can receive, and it can help pay for tuition and fees, books, and other personal costs. We have outlined the eligibility requirements and the application process below, and we are here to help if you have any questions – contact us!
You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at any time after October 1 to receive funds for the following academic year, but apply as early as possible since some grant funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The priority deadline for the state of Massachusetts is May 1. Although applications are accepted throughout the year, some state funds are awarded only to those who meet this deadline.
You must complete a FAFSA each academic year.
Important Information about Public Charge, Financial Aid, and Immigration Status
Last week, new rules were announced redefining what constitutes a “public charge” (welfare or public assistance) when the government makes a decision about someone’s immigration status.
The rule does not apply to Federal Financial Aid because financial aid is NOT a form of welfare. Federal Financial Aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Loans, and other forms of financial aid. Anyone interested in attending Northern Essex Community College or any other college should continue to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information on the FAFSA will not be used to deny applications for permanent residency or citizenship.
Hace una semana, se anunciaron nuevas reglas que nuevamente constituye la definición de “un cargo público” (welfare o ayuda de asistencia pública) cuando el gobierno hace una decisión sobre el estatus migratorio de una persona.
Esta misma regla, NO es usada cuando un estudiante aplica para ayuda financiera federal porque ayuda financiera NO es una forma de welfare. Ayuda financiera federal incluye beca federal pell (Pell Grant), préstamos federales para estudiantes, y otras opciones de ayuda financiera. Cualquier estudiante que está interesado en aplicar a Northern Essex Community College o cualquier otra universidad puede continuar aplicando para ayuda financiera sometiendo la aplicación gratis (FAFSA). Información colectada en el FAFSA no será usada para negar aplicaciones para residencias o ciudadanía.
FASFA Application Process
How Will I Know if I Have Been Approved?
Once your application for financial aid is complete, a counselor will review your file and package your Financial Aid Award. You will receive an email at your NECC email account notifying you that your financial aid package is complete and view-able in Self Service. A detailed award letter will be sent to your NECC email account and your financial aid package will be viewable through the myNECC portal.Print View