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Affording College at NCC

You have many options to help pay for college

Did you know that NCC is the state's most affordable college for county residents? Or that our students save more than $25,000 each year on tuition costs when compared to other area colleges and universities. In fact, NCC offers the largest private scholarship program of any community college in the Commonwealth, and provides $46 million of total aid annually. More than 53% of our students receive some form of aid and NCC awards nearly 600 scholarships each year from its 175 scholarship funds. You might qualify!

In addition, when it comes time to pay for your tuition, you've got lots of options! You can spread your tuition bill over several months without paying interest. You also have the choice to pay online, in person, or by mail. To make things even easier, your financial aid is applied directly to your tuition. 

How to Pay

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Scholarships

Health Insurance

Housing and meal plans

Bursar's Office

The affordable choice in PA community colleges

NCC is the lowest cost-per-credit college in PA, providing an education that has prepared more than 40,000 alumni for successful careers in their business, arts, and industry fields. Along with educating students for the workforce, NCC has also prepared alumni in furthering their studies of interest at several of the county's top schools.

Low tuition fees are one of the reasons NCC is considered a college of best value among other community colleges in PA. We are also the only community college in the state to offer on-campus housing for students. With more than 600 rooms available on our Bethlehem campus, it's a great way to save on transportation and immerse yourself in the college experience.

We are not only a great place to study, but a place you can call home.

How to pay

At NCC, we believe you should graduate debt-free. Proper budgeting and awareness of your education's full cost is key to paying off loans in advance. Besides tuition, expenses such as health insurance, textbooks and housing fees should be considered.

Learn more through a breakdown of our tuition rates.

Scholarships and financial aid

At NCC, we award the most scholarships to students compared to any other PA community college. Submitting an initial application will automatically match you with scholarships you qualify for, but make sure to review deadlines and submit your applications in advance. Scholarship decisions are typically made in months preceding the fall semester.

Our Financial Aid office also offers assistance when applying for FAFSA. Come visit us for assistance today.