Financial Aid

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

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If you're concerned about affording college, we're here to help.

Get Ready! The FAFSA application for 2018-2019 will be available on October 1.  You will be using 2016 income tax information.  If you are eligible, please remember to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to pull in official numbers from your income taxes.

Northampton Community College is committed to making higher education accessible to everyone. We encourage you to apply for financial aid. You may be eligible for more assistance than you'd imagine. Get more information:

  • Application Process (How to apply for financial aid)
    • Priority Application Dates
      Fall Start: March 31
      Spring Start: October 1
      Students unable to meet the priority deadline are still eligible to apply for financial aid and should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. While financial aid applications are accepted throughout the year, it is important to meet the priority application deadlines if a student expects financial aid to help pay semester tuition and fee charges by the tuition due date. An explanation of payment options is available at Methods of Payment.
  • Grants (Financial aid you don't need to repay).
  • Work Study (Part-time employment to earn money.)
  • Loans (Borrowed money you must repay.)
  • Financial Aid Policies (Information about maintaining your financial aid assistance.)
  • Financial Aid Frequently Used Forms