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If your student qualified for work-study, the financial aid office will supply the student with a booklet of job opportunities.
NCC offers apartment style housing directly on our campus. Cherokee Hall consists of one-bedroom/one bathroom apartments intended for two residents per unit, while Lyon Hall and O'Brien Hall have two bedroom/two bathroom apartments intended for four students. All apartments are equipped with kitchens, desks, beds, dressers, kitchen tables, cable, and high-speed wireless Internet. Click here to see and/or complete a housing application. Completion of the housing application requires a refundable $175 deposit along with a non-refundable $15 application fee to secure a room.
NCC provides students the opportunity for an automatic payment plan. To read about and register for the Nelnet Payment Plan, click here.
Absolutely. However, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate a request for special accommodations. It is extremely important for students to notify the special needs coordinator as early as possible to arrange for their needs. Students who request special accommodations must complete the accommodations paperwork. For more information, click here.
NCC encourages all students to work with their family insurance representative.
If you need to reach your student for a family emergency, we encourage you to contact Student Services at 800-352-4907 during working hours or the Sheldon Police Department at 712-324-2525 during non-working hours.
Your student may apply for admission online. Your student will need to submit a non-refundable application fee of $10.00, a high school transcript, and assessment scores which may be ACT or COMPASS.
Your student will need to be fully accepted to Northwest Iowa Community College before his or her name will be placed on a wait-list. They can get started by completing an application to NCC.
Our Admission staff does campus visits throughout the year. To view more information about visiting NCC, click here.
The current tuition rates are $119 per credit hour for Iowa residents taking on-campus classes, $154 per credit hour for non-residents, and $142 per credit hour for all online classes. Other fees, book expenses, and tool costs vary depending on your student's program of study.  Click here for more detailed information.
Click here to view the safety initiatives that NCC has implemented.
NCC provides a meal plan. Students may select a breakfast, lunch, or combination meal plan. To learn more about the meal plan options, contact the Business Office or click here.
NCC does not offer a campus nurse or health services on our campus. In case of a medical emergency, NCC does have an on-campus Emergency Response Team. All other health related issues are referred to Sanford Clinic in Sheldon, which can be reached at 712-324-5356.
New scholarships are made available throughout the year. View the NCC Scholarship Book online.
Your student will be assigned an academic advisor when they are accepted for admissions at NCC. This advisor will monitor your student's progress throughout their studies. We also have a Learning Center that offers free, flexible tutoring. For more information on the services provided in the Learning Center, please click here.

Sheldon has a variety of options to keep your student busy outside of the classroom. Sheldon offers a bowling alley, movie theater, golf course, mini-golf, parks and a running/biking trail that is located on the outskirts of the city limits. NCC also offers great opportunities to be involved, such as intramural activities, clubs and organizations, and coming in Spring 2011, the Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center, featuring a state-of-the-art work-out facility, gymnasium, and running track.


To view what NCC offers for job placement services, go to the "Employment and Placement" section on the Alumni and Community page of this website.

Undecided students are encouraged to consider the Associate of Arts degree which allows students to explore a variety of subject areas while they are obtaining their general education courses needed for most majors. The NCC Career Center is also available to work with undecided students and an assessment tool is available to assist in the decision-making. Students may also contact an academic advisor who will gladly walk through some exploratory avenues of making a decision and advise students through the Associate of Arts degree.
All payments must be made at the NCC Business Office by the first day of the starting term. If a full payment cannot be made at that time, your student will still need to get in touch with the Business Office to make alternative arrangements in order to avoid being removed from their classes.
Student verification is handled through the Registration Office within Student Services. If there is a form that needs to be completed, it can be faxed to 712-324-4136 or emailed to Student Services.