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College can be more affordable than you think.

Our college is dedicated to offering a quality education for less. We help students just like you afford college by providing access to Scholarships, Federal Aid, and State Aid.

Through the generosity of many, including the North Country Community College Foundation, we are able to offer the NCCC Opportunity Scholarship and a wide range of other scholarships as well as financial assistance every semester. Last year, over 85% of our students received some form of financial assistance, representing more than $12 million in student financial aid. 

Our team is ready to help students like you navigate all of the available funding sources, so you’re not alone as you begin this journey.


NCCC Opportunity Scholarship
For full and part-time degree-seeking students aged 22 and above. This scholarship opportunity provides up to $1000 per year for full-time study and $500 for part-time. There’s no application necessary as these funds are automatically awarded as students register for courses. 

Essex and Franklin Scholars Awards (15 credits per semester required) 
For first-time students who reside in Essex or Franklin counties and who have graduated from a public high school in Essex or Franklin counties, this award covers up to the full cost of tuition for four semesters. Applicants must graduate high school with an 85% cumulative average and have a 
Regents Diploma with Advance Distinction. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and a NYS Tap Application. 

Hodson Scholarship (15 credits per semester required)
This scholarship provides up to $2,000 ($500/semester) toward direct college costs for students living outside of Essex or Franklin counties. Out-of-state and international students are all eligible. 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship -- Non-PTK and PTK members may apply!
This application contains access to nearly $1 million in scholarship opportunities, over $41 million in scholarships for All-State Academic Team members, as well as national and statewide recognition. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2021. For complete guidelines and access to the scholarship application, please visit For more information and assistance, contact Kate Wells, PTK Advisor at
NCCC Foundation Scholarships
Providing student scholarships and awards is a top priority for the NCCC Foundation. The generosity of donors allows us to make available a variety of scholarships and awards each year so that a college education can be within reach of every student. For more information visit the NCCC Foundation Scholarship page.


For more information on scholarships or financial aid, visit, email or call 888-TRY-NCCC.