Financial Aid Information

North County Community College offered more than $12 million in student financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year. Greater than 87% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. The financial aid office at NCCC is here to assist students and families as they navigate the financial aid process from application to graduation and beyond.

North Country Community College participates in Federal Title IV and New York State financial aid programs and has institutional grant/scholarship monies available.

Students who need financial aid to attend NCCC should carefully read all of the Financial Aid information in the online catalog. Students are encouraged to ask questions. You can receive in-person assistance at the Saranac Lake and Malone Campus by calling 518-891-2915 extension 1687 or by e-mailing Attend our Money Matters Monday sessions to have a live Zoom session with Financial Aid professionals. Click here to sign up.

Other Resources to explore Financial Aid Programs:

While the information online describes Federal, New York State and college financial aid that may be available to matriculated students and how to apply for these programs, other sources that you can use to research financial aid include:

You can find out about Federal Title IV financial aid programs for which you may be eligible, by calling 1-800-4-Fed-Aid (1-800-433-3243) or on the internet at
New York State residents can find out about New York State programs by calling 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) or on the internet at

NCCC’s website provides links to several different types of aid and free scholarship searches, click Types of Aid.

Many companies and labor unions have programs to help pay the cost of post-secondary education for employees, members, or their children. Students should also check foundations, fraternities or sororities, town or city clubs to see if financial assistance is offered. Be sure to include community organizations.

All financial aid information can be obtained at no charge to the student. If you inquire about financial aid and are asked to pay a fee by any organization please contact the NCCC Financial Aid Office with details.
If you or your spouse are a veteran or the dependent of a veteran, veteran’s educational benefits may be available. Check with NCCC’s Veteran's Office located on the Saranac Lake Campus – College Hall.