It’s simple. Higher education must be affordable for everyone.

North Shore Community College is committed to making the life-long dream of a college degree with minimal student debt a reality. NSCC’s North Shore Promise allows prospective and current students who are enrolled in 6 credits Pell Grant-eligible to attend NSCC at no cost.


$20 million

Financial assistance awarded by NSCC to eligible students in 2017-18.

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NSCC recognized for advancing opportunities for low-income students

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North Shore Promise starts Fall 2019

  • All students interested in benefiting from NSCC’s North Shore Promise should submit a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before September 5, 2019.
  •  Students must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits and be Pell Grant eligible to qualify for the North Shore Promise. In many cases, NSCC may also be able to provide money to help students cover the cost of textbooks.
Briana Armstrong

I’m dedicated to getting my degree, but paying out of pocket is difficult. NSCC’s support has made attending college possible.

Brina Armstrong

2018-19, Health Science




We’re here to help you affordably and responsibly achieve your dream of attending college without unnecessary student debt.

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