Don’t assume you don’t qualify!

The cost of tuition shouldn’t stand in the way of getting an education. Most students rely on some form of financial aid to get through college. NPC’s Financial Aid Office will walk you through the application process to help you get the most aid available.

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is money provided by federal, state and institutional sources to help students meet expenses while attending college. In general, most students who are enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program are eligible’ to receive some sort of financial assistance.

How can I get financial assistance if I’m not even sure how to apply?

Applying for financial aid can seem confusing and scary. But, it really isn’t that hard once you understand what is required. Watch the “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA” video on our website ( to help you get started. If you still have questions, NPC’s Financial Aid Office can answer any questions you have about the process. Call us at (800) 266-7845, ext. 7318, during regular business hours.

I’m not sure I qualify for financial aid. Should I complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

Yes! Don’t assume you don’t qualify. It doesn’t cost anything to apply. Your financial eligibility will be determined by a number of factors, including family income, the size of your family and number of family members attending college. NPC institutional and private scholarships require that you complete the FAFSA. The application is available online at NPC’s school code is 011862.

Does NPC participate in any student loans?

No. NPC works hard to keep tuition and costs low. In fact, NPC has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state while still providing a quality education. We don’t believe students should graduate from two years of college with a mound of debt, and our students thank us for it.

When do I file a FAFSA?

If you plan to pay for courses with financial aid, you must file your FAFSA and any other required documents to the NPC Financial Aid Office by the priority deadline. For the fall semester — April 15; spring semester — Oct. 15; summer semester — March 15. Don’t wait, apply early!

What about scholarships?

NPC has lots of scholarships available. Our scholarship search engine ( can help you find awards you may qualify for. A current, completed FAFSA is required to apply for scholarships.

Does NPC have a tuition payment plan?

Yes. The e-Cashier Payment Plan allows students to budget their NPC bill for tuition, fees and books over one semester by dividing the total amount owed into monthly payments until your balance is paid in full. e-Cashier is not a loan; there are no interest charges or credit check. Find out more at

You CAN afford college.

Find detailed information about financial aid, scholarships, forms, deadlines and more on our website.