Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Northeast Community College tuition is $2,820 per year for in-state residents. This is 20% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 53% cheaper than the average Nebraska tuition of $6,013 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Nebraska amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $3,960 which represents a 40% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $585 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,405.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,165 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Norfolk should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,535.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,471 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,264 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Nebraska residents to go to NECC is $14,576 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Nebraska residence can expect a one year cost of $15,716.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Northeast Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Northeast Community College
Estimated Budgets
Nebraska Resident Total Budget $14,576
   In-State Tuition$2,820
   Other Fees$585
   Room and Board$8,165
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,471
   Books and Supplies$1,535


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $14,576 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported NECC net price for in-state students is $7,492* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

70% of Northeast Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,080. 52 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,901. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Northeast Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Northeast Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,492*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid70%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,080
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants52%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,901

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,818
$30,001 to $48,000$6,399
$48,001 to $75,000$9,011
$75,001 to $110,000$10,651

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,576 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,576. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $4,080

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Northeast Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 36% - $4,696

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $4,329

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Northeast Community College
Nebraska Indian Community College44.7% more expensive
Western Iowa Tech Community College24.3% more expensive
Metropolitan Community College Area2.7% less expensive
Central Community College6.4% less expensive
Southeast Community College Area23% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Northeast Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at NECC is $29,152 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $6,043 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $12,086**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Northeast Community College.

Nebraska Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,410
Nebraska Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,288
Non-Nebraska Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,980
Non-Nebraska Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,858

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Northeast Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Northeast Community College
Price per credit hour for Nebraska residents$114
Cost for one class for Nebraska residents (3 credit hours)$342
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$152
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$456
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$608


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 54% of Northeast Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,696.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Northeast Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $12,086, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $14,995.95. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Northeast Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 70% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,043. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Northeast Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Northeast Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$124.97
Amount Borrowed$12,086.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,909.95
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$14,995.95

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend NECC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Northeast Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $14,995.95 would be needed to afford a $124.97 monthly payment in the example $12,086.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Northeast Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,356 to $2,820. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $29,152.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Northeast Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$19,068$38,136
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$24,336$48,673
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $31,060$62,120
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $35,956$71,912

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Northeast Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 44 22% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 43 29% cheaper
Lineworker Associate's Degree 35 2% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 31 20% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 30 13% cheaper
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's Degree 29 15% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 29 26% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 28 27% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 26 12% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 14% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 22 22% cheaper
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 21 21% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 20 12% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 20 8% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 19 12% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 18 23% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 15% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 16 22% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 13 17% cheaper
Building Construction Technology Associate's Degree 13 20% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 12 18% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 12 19% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 10 20% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 10 29% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 10 30% cheaper
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 23% cheaper
Agronomy and Crop Science Associate's Degree 10 11% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 21% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 9 11% cheaper
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 8 8% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 8 16% cheaper
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management Associate's Degree 8 22% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 11% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Associate's Degree 8 23% cheaper
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other Associate's Degree 8 30% cheaper
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies Associate's Degree 8 7% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 20% cheaper
Pre-Engineering Associate's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 16% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 6 26% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 4 13% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 3 2% cheaper
Journalism Associate's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other Associate's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 3 9% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Music Performance, General Associate's Degree 1 18% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 20% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Music Management Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Associate's Degree 1 7% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 1 23% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 1 20% cheaper


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About Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College is a two year community college located in Norfolk, Nebraska.  Full time enrollment is 2,121 and part time is 2,954.  Northeast Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Northeast Community College
801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Northeast Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Northeast Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181491 IPEDS survey data.