Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid

New England College and University Alliance believe there should be no obstacles to your success, so don’t let finances stop you from achieving your educational goals. Financial aid for earning your degree online may be available. In fact, based on a recent survey by the Student Financial Services office, nine out of ten NEC students who apply for financial assistance, qualify for some form of financial aid.

Did You Know?

  • You could qualify for up to $12,500 a year toward your undergraduate degree, according to information accessed from the U.S. Department of Education in December 2015
  • Most financial aid applicants qualify for the loans they request
  • Federal student aid may cover all of your academic expenses
  • As an active-duty servicemember, you can qualify for a special undergraduate tuition rate

We are committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds meet their educational objectives. One of our enrollment services representatives will be happy to help you understand your financial aid options and will assist you in enrolling. Contact an enrollment services representatives toll free today at 855-300-9387.

Tuition and Fees

Whether you’re finishing the college education you once started or you’re ready to begin earning your degree, we’ve taken the hassle out of financing your education. Take advantage of this opportunity to earn your degree online – and explore your options for financial aid.

There are no hidden fees with New England College. We tell you up front what to expect. Tuition is $405 per credit hour and may be tax deductible (contact your tax advisor for more information). Additionally, books and materials are approximately $250 per course.

Financial Aid May Be Available for Those Who Qualify

New England College and University Alliance believe there should be no obstacles to your success, so don’t let finances get in the way of your academic goals. We’re committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds meet their educational objectives. Be sure to explore your options. Use New England College’s Net Price Calculator to find out your eligibility for financial aid. 

Apply for Government-Backed Assistance

Financial aid can come from a variety of sources, including federal loans and grants, and state loans, grants and scholarships. NEC’s Student Financial Services office will use the information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. 


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to apply for federal student financial aid, including grants, loans and work-study. Federal student aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $150 billion a year in assistance.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Federal Direct Stafford Loans must be repaid and are available to undergraduate students. If you qualify (based on need) for a subsidized Direct Stafford Loan, the government will pay the interest on your loan while you are in school.

Example of a Typical Yearly Direct Stafford Loan Academic Year Loan Range*:

Class Standing Subsidized Unsubsidized Total Amount
Freshman $3,500 $6,000 $9,500
Sophomore $4,500 $6,000 $10,500
Junior/Senior $5,500 $7,000 $12,500


* Maximum annual loan limits for independent students (and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans) are listed above. Federal Student Aid, updated December 2015. Visit for details.

Federal PLUS Loans

Federal PLUS Loans are unsubsidized loans made to parents. If you are independent, or your parents cannot get a PLUS loan, you may be eligible to borrow additional unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan funds.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students only. Grants do not have to be repaid. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2015-2016 award year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) is $5,775. 

More Financial Aid Tools

  • College Scorecard assists prospective students and their families evaluate options in selecting a school.
  • College Navigator provides school information including tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates, a cost calculator and a school comparison tool.
  • Financial Aid Shopping Sheet helps prospective students better understand the cost and financial aid information they receive from schools so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
  • At Paying for College, prospective students can enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one. 

More Information

For more information about federal financial aid, please access The Student Guide. This guide from the U.S. Department of Education is a great source of information concerning student federal financial aid. It offers a wealth of information on these programs and how to apply for them.

Apply online now!