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Are you an NSCC student with expenses related to the disruption of NSCC operations and face-to-face learning due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic? You may qualify for a federal CARES Act Grant, which provides emergency funding for college students. After you complete the application, you can email for more information. 

 CARES Act Covid-19 Emergency Grant application >


Feeling stressed or overwhelmed?

Learning to successfully balance school, work, and family can sometimes be extremely difficult. Please visit the Student Support and Advising Center on either campus or contact the counselors listed below by phone or email. We specialize in short-term support, crisis assistance, referrals, resources, and other ideas to help you.

Additional useful information such as Emergency Service Providers (giving you access to a local mental health team to discuss concerns after standard business hours), various hotlines, local community partners, and Food Pantry locations/hours, can be found under Emergency Resources.

As the college is operating fully remote - there will be no in person meetings. Please reach out via email to our counselors to schedule a phone or video meeting.

Danvers Contact: 
Donna Davis, LMHC 
Phone: 978-762-4245 
Email: - Please use email, it is the most efficient method of contact right now.

Lynn Contact: 
Debbie Campbell 
Phone: 781-593-6722 extension 6615 
Email: - Please use email, it is the most efficient method of contact right now.

Food Security & Healthy Living

Preventing student hunger on campus 

Please click the link below to learn more about various options for locating additional food resources in your community.  We will continue to update the page as we get more information or learn of other resources.

Click here to learn more about additional food resources.


Food Vouchers- Unavailable at this time.

NSCC provides meal vouchers to currently enrolled NSCC students who are experiencing food insecurity. This resource is confidential for students, with NSCC staff available to assist students with identifying additional resources as needed. Vouchers are available through: 

Student Engagement Office: Danvers Campus: DB-132 • Lynn Campus: LW-171 
Student Support & Advising: Danvers Campus: DH-160 • Lynn Campus: LS-134 

Mobile Food Markets - postponed until further notice.
Free farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community. One-time registration online or stop by Student Engagement Office in Lynn or Danvers. 

Danvers Campus: 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:00am - 12:30pm 
Lynn Campus: 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am 
* Please check the monthly calendar for any changes due to holidays and weather 

Mobile Food Market sign-up 
More info on food assistance >



NSCC-Uber Ride offers students safe and reliable reduced-fare rides. Currently registered NSCC students can ride to and from the Danvers Campus or Middleton location from the North Shore Mall or Beverly Depot with a $10 discount on rides. Students can also ride between the Danvers Campus and Middleton location. 

Sign up for NSCC-Uber Ride >

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation 
For students needing accessible transportation get to class, NSCC has contracted with Beauport Ambulance Service to provide rides from the same pick-up/drop-off locations and for the same cost as an NSCC-Uber Ride. Students must provide a current student ID and their myNorthshore email address to BAS service provider upon pick-up. 

More Accessibility Resources 
Need a ride now? Call Beauport Ambulance Service at 800-563-7798 

MBTA Youth Pass 
Many NSCC students are eligible for an MBTA Youth Pass. Passes can be used at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or Retail Sales Terminals to purchase a reduced price LinkPass for $30 a month, or at a reduced pay as you go rate. You must be a North Shore Resident ages 12-25, who is not attending middle or high school. For those 19-25 you must also be enrolled in one of MBTA's accepted GED or job training program, or state or federal benefit program. For more information, contact 

NSCC Youth Pass Intake Form 
MBTA trip planner 

**Youth Pass cardholders are now eligible for half-price Commuter Rail Zone 1A fares. This means that Youth Pass cardholders can use the newly installed Fairmount Line validators, as well as purchase half-price tickets onboard or at ticket windows. 

Below are the two specific ways that Youth Pass cardholders can access CR Zone 1A travel:

  1. For travel on the Fairmount Line inside Zone 1A (excluding Readville), Youth Pass cardholders can tap their CharlieCard (with either stored value or a monthly pass) at the newly installed validators.
  2. For travel inside Zone 1A on any line (including Fairmount Line), Youth Pass cardholders can purchase half-price Zone 1A tickets by showing their card onboard to a conductor or at ticket windows.

Youth Pass cardholders riding inside Zone 1A on all lines can take option #2. Youth Pass cardholders riding the Fairmount Line can take either option #1 or option #2.

Other Resources:

Learn more about 2 Free Months of Internet through the Internet Essentials Program.

Learn more about how to connect to Xfinity's WiFi Public Hotspots through the Xfinity WiFi homepage.

Click here to complete an online application to check your eligibility for the WIC program. (Women, Infants and Children) 

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