Financial Aid

We know that paying for college can seem overwhelming, but did you know that 90% of NMCC students receive some form of financial aid? We encourage all students to apply and most that do are provided some sort of financial support. Many different opportunities are available, including a number of scholarships awarded by the College.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the A.K. Christie building with office hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Summer hours: 7:30 to 4:30).  Financial Aid staff can be reached by phone at:

  • Brian Hall, Assistant Director of Financial Aid 207-768-2707
  • Norma Smith, Director of Financial Aid 207-768-2790

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.  Students should complete the FAFSA, along with any other requested documents, as early as possible so that eligibility can be determined in a timely manner.

NMCC’s FASFA Federal School Code is 005760

The FAFSA should be submitted by May 1 for Maine residents to be eligible for the State Grant (other states may have different deadlines).  Waiting until the last few weeks before classes start may cause delays and prevent the use of financial aid funds for the purchase of books or tools.

Current students can view financial aid awards, view document tracking, and access required forms and documents by clicking here.

Types of Aid

Grants:  Grants are “free money” provided to students by federal or state sources.  Grants do not need to be paid back.  Eligibility for grant funding is determined by the FAFSA.

Loans:  Federal Direct Loans are available upon request to eligible students.  A portion may be subsidized (no interest accrues while in school), and the remainder unsubsidized (interest will begin accruing immediately).  Eligibility for student loans is determined by the FAFSA.  Parent PLUS loans are available for parents of students to borrow additional funds to cover any remaining costs if necessary (subject to credit approval).

Scholarships:  NMCC’s Institutional scholarships can be viewed here.  The online application is opened twice a year, and students are notified via email when the application is available.  Private foundations, civic organizations, and others provide additional scholarships. Most students receive these outside scholarships from organizations within their home community. For this reason, we encourage you to check with your high school, local civic organizations and religious institutions to see what scholarships are available.

Employment:  At NMCC, we offer the Federal Work-Study Program for students who would like to work while enrolled in school. Potential work-study students are subject to a background check and must meet academic standards.  To inquire about on-campus work-study, contact the financial aid office.