Applying for Aid

Questions? 503.552.1616 / 503.552.1618 or financialaid@ncnm.edu

Financial aid is available to students enrolled at least half-time. For the ND, MSOM, and MAc programs, as well as those enrolled for concurrent degrees, NCNM’s definition of half-time enrollment is 5.5 credits; and full-time is 11 credits. . For the MSiMR program, NCNM’s definition for federal aid eligibility is still 5.5 credits, and full-time is 7 credits. All students applying for federal financial aid are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This document  becomes available on January 1 each year. Additionally, students must have been accepted and paid all required fees and deposits at NCNM to receive financial aid information. Eligibility for financial aid is determined using a federal methodology formula as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education.

As NCNM is a graduate institution, all students are considered “independent” and are eligible to receive the maximum allowable in federal loans. Students receiving federal financial aid are required to disclose all outside resources received on their behalf to the Financial Aid Office. These resources will be included and calculated as part of their financial aid award packet. To continue to receive financial aid, the student must make satisfactory academic progress, as defined by academic policies, and must be enrolled at least half-time to qualify for federal aid. NCNM’s definition of half-time enrollment for all programs is 5.5 credits with the exception of the MSIMR program, where half-time is listed as 4 credits.  NCNM’s full-time definition for all programs is 11 credits.

Application Process

To apply for federal student financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for financial aid. The Federal Title IV school code for NCNM is B07624.

The FAFSA document  becomes available on January 1 each year. Additionally, students must have been accepted and paid all required fees and deposits at NCNM to receive financial aid information. Eligibility for financial aid is determined using a federal methodology formula as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education.

The financial aid awarding process begins in early spring of each academic year for matriculated students, and late spring for new students entering NCNM. NCNM’s priority packaging date is February 15 each year for need–based aid consideration.