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NPRC Institutional Aid

NPRC is working diligently toward institutional accreditation and is a Candidate Institution and member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Accreditation will allow enrolled, eligible students to receive federal and state financial aid for their approved coursework in a degree-granting program.

All students are encouraged to apply for NPRC institutional aid using the online application found in the My NPRC Student Portal. Institutional aid is awarded to students who are enrolled in a 2-year Associate program, General Studies Certificate, or as a Dual Enrollment student (high school students taking college coursework) based on financial need. Tuition Waivers are awarded at four levels based upon financial need: 100% funding, 75% funding, 50% funding, and 25% funding. A textbook and course materials voucher may be awarded at a level in alignment with institutional aid received.

An Institutional Aid application must be submitted to be considered for Institutional Aid. Institutional Aid applications only need to be submitted once per academic year (Fall/Spring). Institutional aid awarded will be applied to your student billing account as pending aid until the aid is disbursed to the account. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for institutional aid. If you plan to take summer coursework you must complete the Summer Aid Application to be considered.

Please read the following instructions carefully before applying through your My NPRC Student Portal.

Summer 2023 – New and returning students: If you plan to enroll in summer courses you must complete a Summer Aid application for consideration. (See form below)

Fall 2023 – New and returning students: This is the beginning of a new academic year and requires all new and returning students to apply for institutional aid. The Institutional Aid Application is available by logging into your My NPRC Student Portal and clicking on the “Financials” tab, then “Financial Aid Application”.  The priority date to apply for aid for Fall 2023 is Friday, July 28, 2023. Applications received after July 28 will be considered on a first come, first served basis as funding allows.

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Once your application is received you will receive an email requesting income information. You will be asked to provide a signed copy of your 2021 tax return (first 2 pages of the actual return) and W2(s) to be eligible for consideration for institutional aid. If you are a dependent student, you will need to provide signed copies of your parent’s 2021 tax return and W2(s). These can be uploaded by logging into your My NPRC Student Portal under the “Financials Tab”, then the “Missing Documents tab”.

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If submission of a 2021 tax return was not required, complete the appropriate NPRC Nontax Filer form for students or parents. These documents (Non-tax Flier form and supporting documentation) can be uploaded by logging into to your My NPRC Student Portal and clicking on the “Financials tab”, then “Missing Documents tab”.

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You will also need to complete the NPRC Institutional Aid Signature Page. This is required for the student (and parent if dependent) to certify that the information provided on the institutional aid application is true and completed to the best of your knowledge.

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If you or a family member have experienced a significant change or an extenuating circumstance in income due to job loss, death of a parent or spouse, divorce, or significant medical expenses you may be eligible for a special circumstances appeal regarding your financial aid. If you would like more information, please contact our office at regarding the special circumstances process.

Every effort will be made to process late applications in a timely manner, but the processing of late applications is not guaranteed by the start of classes and is subject to availability of funds. Late applicants should be prepared to have money for books and the student account balance.

If you have questions, email the Financial Aid office at

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2023-2024 Institutional Aid Documents

Institutional Aid Signature Page 23-24

Verification of Student Non-Tax Filer 23-24

Verification of Parent Non-Tax Filer 23-24

Professional Judgement Appeal Form 23-24

See What Our Students Have to Say

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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