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The first step to financing your education is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov. The information is confidential and only sent to the colleges you list on the FAFSA. Nassau's school code is 002873. Filing the FAFSA electronically is faster and less error-prone.

A student and a parent must create a FSA ID to serve as an electronic signature and to log into certain U.S. Department of Education websites. The FSA ID will be comprised of a user-selected username and password. Visit www.fsaid.ed.gov to create your user name and password.

When filling out the FAFSA, NCC strongly recommends all students and parents (if applicable) to upload the income tax information to their FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval tool.

Students who are selected for verification and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval tool will be required to:

  1. Complete and submit the Verification Worksheet.
  2. Submit an official Tax Return Transcript (which can only be obtained from the IRS)

After you complete the FAFSA you will be emailed a student aid report (SAR) from the Department of Education notifying you of your EFC (expected family contribution) and that your application was processed or if corrections are necessary.

The college receives the results of your FAFSA and provides a financial aid award package for you. NCC will mail an award letter to the address on record with the Office of the Registrar to new students. All students will be sent an email notification to view their award package by logging into the MyNCC Portal at www.ncc.edu/myncc.

A FAFSA must be filed in order to be considered for any type of federal aid, including loans. The information collected on the FAFSA is used to determine financial need. Financial need is defined as the cost of attendance minus the expected family contribution (EFC).

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated and reasonable cost of completing a full year (9 months) of higher education. COA is not your actual charges, but rather an estimate of all possible expenses you may incur.

Estimated full-time educational costs for the 2016-2017 academic year at Nassau Community College:

Dependent Student - Resident

Tuition: $4,534
Fees: $320
Books and Supplies: $1,800
Transportation: $1,460
Personal/Miscellaneous: $1,320
Room and Board: $4,700
Total: $14,134

Independent Student - Resident

Tuition: $4,534
Fees: $320
Books and Supplies: $1,800
Transportation: $1,460
Personal/Miscellaneous: $1,320
Room and Board: $14,570
Total: $24,004