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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid


Undergraduate Online Programs

Per Credit Hour

Per Course




Books and materials are approximately $250 per course depending on the curriculum.

To estimate your overall cost, click here to use NEC’s Net Price Calculator Tool.

Don't Let Finances Get in the Way

At New England College, we believe that no one should be stopped from completing their academic goals due to finances. You can depend on NEC to guide you through the payment options available depending on your individual situation. From federal financial aid to corporate tuition assistance, we will work with you to determine your path.  

Financial Aid for Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate degree-seeking students may qualify for federal financial aid. Financial aid can come from a variety of sources, including federal loans and grants, as well as state loans, grants and scholarships. Financial aid for earning your degree online may be available.

  • 9 out of 10 NEC students who apply for financial assistance qualify for some form of financial aid, according to a survey by the Student Financial Services office.

  • You could qualify for up to $12,500 a year toward your undergraduate degree, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Most financial aid applicants qualify for the loans they request.

  • Federal student aid may cover all of your academic expenses.

  • Military students qualify for special undergraduate tuition rates. Servicemembers & Veterans

Financial Aid for Undergraduate Certificates

Certificates are not applicable for federal financial aid; however, there are many payment options available that we can help walk you through:

  • Alternative Student Loans

  • Corporate Tuition Assistance

  • Credit Cards

  • Military Tuition Assistance

Four Ways to Receive Government-Backed Assistance


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 FAFSA is used to apply for federal student aid, including grants, loans and work-study.

2. 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.

The following chart is an example of the maximum amounts you can borrow per year with a total amount for using both subsidized and unsubsidized loans:

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. Visit for details.

3. 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.

4. Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students only. Grants do not have to be repaid. The maximum Pell Grant for 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) is $5,815.

More Financial Aid Tools

  • College Scorecard assists prospective students and their families when evaluating school options.

  • 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.

  • 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 check out this website. This site from the U.S. Department of Education provides publications, online tools, fact sheets, guides and other resources concerning student federal financial aid. It offers a wealth of information on these programs and how to apply for them.

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

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