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Educational Costs and Policies



Nebraska Indian Community College offers an unforgettable experience at an affordable price. The experience you gain at NICC, as well as the degree you earn, will pay dividends for the rest of your life. The lifetime difference in earnings between someone with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and someone with just a high school diploma is pretty significant. But on top of that, the friends, network, and professional connections you’ll make during your time here will prove invaluable.

Tuition and Fees (2011-2013)

Tuition and fee increases are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

*Admission fee (New students)
       The admission fee is assessed to offset costs related to student admission.

$ 50.00
Tuition (per credit)
        Tuition, Fees, and Books associated with instruction of a course.
$ 170.00
*Graduation fee (assessed during semester of graduation)
       The graduation fee is assessed to offset costs related to graduation.
$ 200.00

*indicates these are non-refundable fees.

Basic Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance at the Nebraska Indian Community College varies each semester. Variables include the number of credits enrolled and the cost of required materials for course work.

The estimated basic cost for a student attending NICC for one academic year, based on 12 credits per semester for 2 semesters, is:

Student Cost Independent Dependent 
Tuition ($170 per credit hour) $ 2,040.00  $ 2,040.00
Room and Board (estimated) $ 9,400.00  $ 4,700.00
Travel (estimated) $ 1,910.00  $ 1,910.00
Personal (estimated) $ 1,800.00  $ 1,800.00
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $ 17,190.00 $ 12,490.00 
     
Child Care (if applicable) $ 4,680.00  $ 4,680.00
** Admission Fee * $ 50.00  * $ 50.00
* Graduation Fee * $ 200.00  * $ 200.00

*One-time Fee.
**Non Refundable and one time.

Expenses vary widely depending on individual situations, programs, and spending habits.

NICC Refund Policy

Tuition and fees will be refunded in full if a student drops during the official drop/add period of the semester, with the exception of non-refundable fees and unreturned books. After the drop/add period, tuition and fees will be refunded in accordance to the schedule below. Students must officially withdraw from college by submitting an electronic withdrawal with his/her advisor.

  1. Drop/Adds electronically submitted prior to the official drop/add period will receive a 100% tuition refund relating to that semester.
  2. Withdrawals after the third week of the fall/spring semester or the second week of the summer semester will receive no refund.
  3. Textbooks and materials must be returned when dropping a course. Returned textbooks must be, unmarked, and in excellent condition to be accepted for return. Books not in resalable condition will be charged to the student.

Financial Aid Disbursement Policy

Title IV disbursements will be made after the census date and enrollment and attendance can be verified and documented. All educational costs, incurred through the last recorded date of attendance or the official withdrawal will be considered in determining the amount retained for the school and earned amount from the student.

Disbursement and repayment policies are in accordance with Federal regulations for the Higher Education Act as amended. If an R2T4 calculation shows that a student has not earned all of the disbursement, the student will owe the unearned amount to Federal Student Aid Program. Financial aid recipients who withdraw from all courses during the semester or are administratively withdrawn may not be eligible for financial aid the following term. Students that do not continue attendance through at least 60% of the term will owe money back to Federal Student Aid, and will not be eligible to receive additional Federal Student Aid until the funds are re-paid to FSA.

Payment Plans

Students have the option of negotiating payment plans with the NICC Business Office if Financial Aid is not available. It is expected that the student will complete the payment schedule within one semester.

Students may have the opportunity to work off balances due to NICC (but not balances due to FSA) prior to graduation. NICC’s campus work-study program must have approval from the designated supervisor and Business office prior to start date.

NICC accepts Third Party payment plans which are arranged by the student with their employers or other outside agencies. A Third Party payment agreement form is required to be completed and submitted to the business office by the fourth week of the semester of attendance.

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Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. – Black Elk