Financial Aid Grants

Grants are monies that do not need to be repaid and are awarded on financial eligibility.  North Country Community College participates in the following grant programs.
Federal Grant
The federal government provides grant funds for students attending NCCC. The major federal grant programs at NCCC are the Pell and Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG) grants.
Pell Grant
  • Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need
  • Lifetimes eligibility is limited to 12 semesters or the equivalent
  • Must file the FAFSA to determine eligibility 
SEOG Grant
  • Must be eligible for a Pell Grant to be considered
  • Students taking 3 credits or more in their degree program and completed the FAFSA by May 1 are given fist consideration
  • Funds are limited
Additional information on federal grant aid can be found at
New York State Grants
New York offers grants for full-time and part-time students attending a NYS college.
Excelsior Scholarship
The Excelsior Scholarship program will provide tuition-free college at New York State's public colleges and universities to New Yorkers making up to $125,000 in 2019.
Determining eligibility for the Excelsior Scholarship is a two-part process. After applying for the scholarship through HESC, you'll receive a notification regarding your status. If you have met HESC's requirements, your information will be sent to FLCC for further review. FLCC will then review transcripts and other documentation and your current financial aid awards, and if you meet the scholarship requirements, you will receive notification from FLCC confirming your eligibility and the amount of your Excelsior scholarship.
Recipients of the Excelsior Scholarship may receive the award up to actual tuition. The maximum Excelsior Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of student grant and scholarship awards an applicant will receive for the academic year.
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.
NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) website NYS Higher Education Services Corporation - NYS TAP
Other NYS Aid
New York State offers various grants, scholarships and awards. Detailed program eligibility and application information is available at the Higher Education Services Corporation website.
NYS Grants, Scholarships & Loan Programs website NYS Higher Education Services Corporation - Types of Financial Aid