This $300 deposit secures your place in the Class of 2017 and is fully refundable - for any reason - until May 1, 2013. IMPORTANT: When you reach the "Review Payment" screen, please be sure to click on "Add special instructions to merchant" and enter the full legal name of the STUDENT (as entered on application) beneath "Description" to ensure proper processing of the deposit.
International, Transfer, Veteran & Adult Students are typically
required to submit additional documentation. Please find these
important steps outlined below:
In addition to our online application, we require you to submit:
Official bank statements verifying the availability of funds. This must be either a bank statement or a credit reference from a bank indicating a specific dollar amount in the account, or a statement verifying a minimum of the college costs.
TOEFL score above 550. If you score between 450 and 549, you are eligible for Admission with ESL.
$300 Enrollment Deposit (once you are accepted; link above)
Health forms from the Wellness Center
I-901 Form: Once above documentation is received and the student is accepted, only then will New England College process the student I-20. When students receive their I-20, they will be required to complete the I-901 form. Click here to go the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website to complete the form online. After completing the form, students must pay the I-901 Fee, and be sure to print a receipt. Students will need this receipt to enter the United States.
Adult Students (NEC-Plus):
Adult students who are applying for entry into New England College's undergraduate bachelor programs may be eligible for the NEC Plus program if they are:
at least 25 years of age AND one or more of the following:
married, or with legal dependents other than a spouse
and have not been enrolled at New England College for the past four years.
All NEC Plus students take courses along with the traditional
undergraduate students at NEC. This discounted program offers courses at
a much lower rate than the regular undergraduate programs at NEC ($385 per
credit). Thus, the NEC Plus Program offers a full academic year (32
credits) at the cost of $12,320. (NOTE: All fees are based on the 2012-13
academic year, with the rates for traditional undergraduate students detailed
Students admitted to NEC-Plus may take courses during the day or in the evening (limited), and may attend full- or part-time. There are only a few restrictions to this program:
1) Regular full-time students are given first priority in course selection.
2) Access to academic advising, support, and tutoring is limited; full-time traditional students are given first priority.
NEC Plus students are eligible for federal and state
financial aid programs, provided they are enrolled at least half-time. The
College does not award institutional scholarships or grants to NEC Plus
Applicants to the NEC Plus program must apply for admission and supply standard documentation: official transcripts, letter of recommendation, and personal essay. For further information, contact the Office of Admission by phone (603) 428-2223 or email at .
Honoring the principle upon which the College was founded and the service of the men and women of the armed forces, New England College has instituted a comprehensive veterans program that helps veterans and active reservists take full advantage of their military education benefits. We are a Yellow Ribbon Program College and can also offer additional assistance to Pre-9/11 eligible veterans with our unique military scholarship program (Russell Durgin Military Scholarship) named in honor of one of our own local heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield in Afghanistan. It is our commitment to serve the educational needs of those who serve our country that has earned us the label of being a "military friendly school" by the G.I. Jobs magazine.
We encourage you to follow the steps below and always invite you to contact us with questions!
Please visit the site for information about applying for education benefits and eligibility. Applications for veteran benefits may be obtained directly from the VA by visiting the . If you prefer, completed application forms can be mailed directly to the VA Regional Processing Office (P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616).
NEC is also proud to offer the The Russell Durgin Military Service Scholarship Program named after a lifelong resident of Henniker who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2006. The purpose of the scholarship is to bridge the gap between the costs of undergraduate tuition at NEC and the benefits available through the G.I. Bill. There is no need to apply separately for this scholarship, as the amount will be determined based on the student’s benefit eligibility and financial need.
Please follow these steps to apply your benefits to New England College:
1. Contact the VA at or 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
2. Apply for benefits completing an "Application for Educational Benefits" (VA Form 22-1990).
3. Submit copies of your DD-214, Certificate of Eligibility of Education Benefits and/or your "Notice of Basic Eligibility" (DD form 2384, if a National Guardsman) to the Admission Office. If you have received benefits while attending a previous institution, submit a "Request for Change Program or Place Training" (VA Form 22-1995). All of these forms are available on the VONAPP site mentioned above.
4. Complete and submit the . The FAFSA form will help determine any additional federal grants and loans you may be eligible for.
6. Complete your . and submit all necessary components
VA & DOD Hotlines
VA Education Office: 1.800.442.4551
VA Healthcare Office: 1.877.222.8387
VA Benefits: 1.800.827.1000
WAVE (Verify your Attendance) 1.877.823.2378
VA Gulf War Helpline: 1.800.273.8387
DOD Direct Veterans Hotline: 1.800.497.6261
is a Professor of Education and the Director of Veterans Resources at
New England College. Dr. Huckins works one-on-one with veteran students
to help them understand their benefits and to help them transition into
student life on NEC’s campus. Please feel free to
directly during the application process or after being accepted with any questions or concerns you may have.
Students Engaged with Respect to Veterans Education (SERVE): The Veterans Association of New England College:
Honoring both the principle upon which the College
was founded and the service of the men and women of the armed forces
this student organization was founded. The goal of this group is to
advocate for and support the matriculation of
Veterans into the NEC community and to assist these Veterans
with accessing campus services and programs. The group will promote
policies and administrative decisions that benefit Veterans. They will
also help the NEC community better understand the Veterans perspective
by educating the NEC community about military life and customs.
For information about how to join this group, please contact Karl Marston at