Welcome, Veterans!

Veteran Students at North Country Community College

North Country Community College provides service members, veterans, and military families with the flexibility and convenience needed to achieve their educational goals. Our dedicated team will help you navigate admissions, leverage your benefits, identify and access college and local resources, and more.

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator  and selecting North Country when prompted. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site. 

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Our Admissions Office welcomes prospective students and their families to tour our campuses and learn more about all that North Country has to offer.  Please schedule your tour today!

Veteran and military students wishing to enroll in a program of study will find that our admissions process is very easy.  Just follow these two simple steps.
Office of Admissions
North Country Community College
23 Santanoni Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Or via email - admissions@nccc.edu
Additional documents will be needed to complete your file.  Please be sure to submit the following so that we may apply any applicable transfer credit:
For any questions or assistance, please contact Amy Tuthill at atuthill@nccc.edu or 518-891-2915, Ext. 1282

North Country Community College offers a variety of Associate and Certificate Programs designed to prepare you for your chosen career.  With three campus locations and online options, we can offer you an education that best suits your needs.

We understand that financing an education is one of the most important aspects of any student’s decision to attend college. North Country Community College’s personnel are here to help.
To get started, you will want to apply for federal and state aid.  Here’s how:

Step 1Apply for the FSA ID https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

Step 2 – Apply for Federal Aid https://www.studentaid.gov – Federal School Code – 007111

Step 3 – Apply for State Aid https://www.hesc.ny.gov – NYS TAP Code ......

(For New York State Residents only). Note: This is a tuition only award. Students using VA benefits that cover 100% of their tuition may not receive this award in the same semester.

Certifying Your Benefits
If you qualify for additional VA education or Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, it’s important to start the benefit application process as soon as possible.  Once you’ve received your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) or VA 28-1905 (Veteran Readiness and Employment), please forward that to the Certifying Official, along with your DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and a completed Certification Request Form.
Note: If you used your benefits at another school prior to starting your studies at North Country Community College, you will also need to submit a VA Form 22-1995 (Change of Program or Place of Training) to the college’s Certifying Official.
To learn more about the various types of benefits available, please see the following:

Additional resources to help students and families evaluate their educational and financial aid options can be found using the following:

33 Depot Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Timothy Pierce, Veterans Benefits Advisor
7551 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Harrietstown Town Hall
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Jason Murray, Director
355 West Main Street, Suite 200
Malone, NY 12953
24 Depot Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Still have more questions? Use the contact form below to connect with us. Thank you for your interest in North Country!