If you are heading to college this fall, take a look at the cost of tuition at Northeast Alabama Community College and compare it to four-year colleges and universities you may be considering. Tuition is much less at Northeast.
“We can give students the same two-year education start as the four major universities in our state are giving at 15% -22% of their costs,” said Brad Dudley, Director of Institutional Planning and Assessment at NACC. Dudley continued, “Considering the most recent financial information released, let’s take a look at the average high school student who wants to be a teacher as one example: Auburn University would be more than $70,000 for two years (4 semesters); the University of Alabama would be $61,772 (4 semesters); and the University of South Alabama and the University of North Alabama could be in excess of $50,000 (4 semesters). These estimates include room, board, and meal plans for living on campus in addition to tuition, books, fees and personal expenses. NACC is $9,600 – $10,240 (4 semesters or 60 to 64 hours). With the fractional costs for attending and the personal attention we can offer here, it just makes sense to consider Northeast Alabama Community College in starting your educational process.” According to a report by US News and World Report, tuition at public universities has risen almost 250%.
Through its articulation programs with Alabama’s public four-year colleges, Northeast offers an education gateway to most any career. Under this agreement, four-year colleges in the state are required by state legislations to accept designated courses taken at a two-year college within a major. This agreement assures a smooth transition in transferring to a public four-year college in order to complete a degree. Students at Northeast have been able to use the college’s core curriculum to pursue most any kind of career that is available. The STARS (Statewide Articulation Reporting System) program guide has a list of all possible career majors that can be started at Northeast and includes everything from advertising to wildlife sciences. This may be accessed on line at http://stars.troy.edu/
Students should visit the Financial Aid Office at NACC to see for what they may be eligible. Access STARS from the Internet anywhere, including NACC computers in the Library or computer labs.
Though Northeast is able to meet all the needs of some of our students, we realize that sometimes a transfer to another university is necessary in order to complete your degree. You may have concerns about your course credits or when you need to apply. Rest assured; the College and Career Planning Center has you covered. Bryon Miller is our Transfer Advisor, and he is familiar with the programs at state universities and colleges. He is able to provide our transfer students with great guidance during their transition. Contact Bryon today to discuss your path going forward. Call him at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2360. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go by his office in the George C. Wallace Administration Building, Office 112.
“There are some fantastic opportunities right now for transfer students,” says Miller. “NACC graduates transfer all over Alabama and across the nation. When they do, they are often eligible for transfer scholarships and other assistance that makes the transition so much easier. Many students qualify for guaranteed and automatic scholarships based on their college GPA. We welcome students interested in these opportunities and look forward to meeting with you to discuss your future.”
A listing of the highest paying careers requiring postsecondary education, an associate degree, or a baccalaureate degree can be found at https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/careers/fastest-growing-careers.aspx.
Registration for the fall semester at Northeast is going on now. Classes will begin August 22.
Students interested in Student Financial Aid can complete a free application at www.fafsa.gov. Scholarships and student loans may be available to those who qualify and meet requirements.
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