Federal Student Aid

The first step to financing your education is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at studentaid.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 studentaid.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.

  • 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. All students will be sent an email notification to view their award package by logging into the MyNCC Portal.

You may be asked to submit additional documentation to confirm the information reported on the FASFA and complete the process. To submit the additional documentation, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your MyNCC Portal.
  2. In the MyFinancialAid folder click on the VerifyMyFAFSA link.
  3. if this is your first time you will be asked to create an account
    Important: when confirming student information, the student’s name, date of birth and SSN you enter must match the information on your FAFSA exactly.
  4. You will then be brought directly to the list of items the Financial Aid Office needs you to complete.

These requested documents can only be submitted through this electronic method. Printed forms will no longer be accepted at the Financial Aid Office.

A student must complete the process by the published date in the Federal Register, 34CFR668.60(c), or 120 days after the last day of the student’s enrollment, whichever is earlier. If the student does not provide the necessary documents within this time, the federal aid award is forfeited.

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 2023-2024 academic year at Nassau Community College:

Dependent Student - Resident

  • Tuition: $5,800
  • Fees: $530
  • Books and Supplies: $2,100
  • Transportation: $2,632
  • Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,600
  • Housing & Meal: $6,750
  • Total: $20,412

Independent Student - Resident

  • Tuition: $5,800
  • Fees: $530
  • Books and Supplies: $2,100
  • Transportation: $1,680
  • Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,600
  • Housing & Meal: $17,250
  • Total: $30,912

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