Join the 10,000+ students who are investing in their future at NHCC. College can be affordable and North Hennepin can save you thousands on your education. Learn about the many options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans.
A Wise Investment
The cost to attend NHCC full-time in 2023-2024 is approximately $6,312 per year (based on 30 on-campus credits) - one of the lowest in the state.
Financial Aid Resources
NHCC students are awarded more than $40 million each year in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.
Applying for federal and state aid is the most common method of paying for college. Find out how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Scholarships are free money you don't have to pay back. You may be eligible for a number of scholarships. Find out what you qualify for and how you can apply.
- Time to renew your FAFSA for the next school year. The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available!
- Graduating or transferring to another school after this spring/summer? If yes AND you borrowed federal student loans, be sure to complete your loan Exit Counseling online at https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling/ .
- Effective April 3, 2023, the financial aid service window on-campus has moved to a new location in the Educational Services building. There is now one convenient location to get answers to questions relating to financial aid, registration, and records. Find us between the Advising Center and Information Center at ES-70.
Financial Aid FAQs
Students apply for federal and state aid programs by completing the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid).
Students who graduated from a Minnesota high school, but are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be able to apply for state aid programs by completing the MN Dream Act application.
These financial aid applications must be completed once every school year. Scholarships are also available and require separate applications. Visit NHCC’s scholarship webpage to find out more about the NHCC Foundation scholarships and scholarships from other resources.
Information on a student’s financial aid application status and award offer will be communicated to them through their NHCC eServices account. Students login to eServices using their Start ID and password.
Once logged in, they will select Financial Aid. There will either be a link to an Aid Application Status Letter which will explain the additional items needed or a link to view the Financial Aid Award Notification which will show the financial aid awards offered.
Financial aid funds are applied to students’ tuition/fee balances starting the third week of the term*. Any financial aid funds received that exceed a student’s cost at the college will be refunded to the student afterwards through the refund preference the student set up with BankMobile.
*Financial aid funds cannot be released if the student has a financial aid suspension hold.
Contact Financial Aid
Location & Contact
Educational Services (ES) 70