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North Shore Promise Award

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Q. Which costs does the North Shore Promise Award pay for?

The North Shore Promise Award covers tuition and mandatory fees for up to 2.5 years. The program is for those students who do not receive full coverage from federal and state grants, for this year the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) range is 3,800 – 5,328. For the first 100 qualified students, NSCC will cover their remaining cost of tuition and mandatory fees after their Federal, State and College grants have been applied. This could amount to a savings of anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000 depending on an individual student’s need (as calculated by your 2017-18 FAFSA).

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Q: What specific costs are covered if I participate in the North Shore Promise Award?

  • Tuition
  • General per credit course fees
  • Technology Fees
  • Facility fees
  • Lab fees
  • CORI fees

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Q: Can I qualify for the North Shore Promise Award and the Massachusetts Commonwealth Commitment?

Yes, students who are eligible for both programs can take full advantage of both programs and save even more money on the cost of their college education. We strongly encourage students to do this.

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Q: Which fees am I responsible for if I participate in the North Shore Promise Award?

  • Individual course fees (for equipment or supplies)
  • Course material fees (for access to digital textbooks)
  • Student Health Insurance – Please note that Health Insurance is not considered a mandatory fee. However, if you are a low-income student, you may be able to remain on MassHealth while you attend NSCC. Please go to the Health Connector website for more guidance or contact Student Financial Services by email at sfs@northshore.edu or by calling (978) 762-4189.

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Q: Does the North Shore Promise Award cover Summer Courses?

No. Students are welcome to use the Summer semester to continue to pursue their program requirements, but North Shore Promise Award funds will not be available to cover these costs.

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Q: Are my course materials and textbook covered through the North Shore Promise Award?

No, students in the North Shore Promise Award are responsible for course materials and textbook costs.

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Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for a Federal Pell Grant?

To determine if you are eligible for a Pell Grant you must file a FAFSA. To be eligible for the North Shore Promise Award, you must file a FAFSA no later than May 1, 2018 and be Pell Grant eligible. Once your FAFSA is filed, NSCC will notify students of their aid eligibility based on a number of Federal guidelines including income, size of household, etc.

Applying is fast, easy, and free. Please apply now at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The NSCC FAFSA School Code is 002173.

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Q: Who can I talk with if I have more questions?

Admissions Recruit Counselors and Student Financial Services staff members as well as other office at NSCC are willing and able to answer any questions you might have regarding the North Shore Promise Award. Below is the contact information for the available offices:
Admissions Office
Email: info@northshore.edu
Phone (Danvers): (978) 762-4188
Phone (Lynn): (978) 477-2107

Student Financial Services
Email: sfs@northshore.edu
Phone (Danvers): (978) 762-4189
Phone (Lynn): (781) 477-2191

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