In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.




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Scholarships, Grants, and more

Types of Federal Financial Aid. The following are types of financial aid from the U.S. Federal Government, state/local government, or private organizations that are available to eligible NMC students. For more information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at 237-6791/6792/6793/6794.

Types of Federal Financial Aid. The following are types of financial aid from the U.S. Federal Government, state/local government, or private organizations that are available to eligible NMC students. For more information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at 237-6791/6792/6793/6794.

Federal Aid*

  • Federal Pell Grant 
    • Is a federally funded program for students with financial need and is usually the first source of assistance to the students. Generally, Pell Grant awards are given to undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree. The amount of money you are awarded will depend on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, whether you are a full-time or part-time student and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less. For more information, visit studentaid.gov or click here.
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
    • Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information, click here.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    • is a federally funded program that provides grants to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. This aid is intended to supplement the Pell Grant. Awards are made on a limited basis to students with exceptional financial need and usually range between $200 and $400 per year. Click here for more information.
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
    • Is a program designed for students enrolled at full-time  and who demonstrate financial need. Your total award depends on your cost of attendance, your level of need and the funding level of the school. Job placement is done through the Career Services under the auspices of the Learning Support Services.
  • Military Educational Benefits (i.e., GI Bill)
    • The college is approved for veteran's benefits. A wide range of educational benefits is available to those who have served in the U.S. military, and some of these benefits may be extended to their dependents. Veterans must comply with established Office of Admissions and Records and Financial Aid Office policies in order to receive benefits, and must meet established standards of academic progress. For more information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at (670) 237-6791 to 6794 or you may visit their website by clicking here

*To avail of the Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work Study, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. Visit studentaid.gov to apply or click here.

State / Local Aid

  • CNMI Scholarship
    • Is local financial assistance made available to eligible CNMI students. For more information on how to apply, visit their website by clicking here, call (670) 664-4750.
  • Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA)
    • Is local financial assistance offered by the Municipality of Saipan, Office of the Mayor. This assistance is available to qualified residents of Saipan (inclusive of the Northern Islands) through a supplementary financial assistance, upon availability of funds. For more information on how to apply, visit their website by clicking here or call (670) 233-5995.
    • To access their application or other SHEFA forms, click here.

Private Aid

  • APIA Scholars
    • Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:
    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
    • APIA Scholarship Program
  • AANAPISI Scholarship
    • The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIA Scholars AANAPISI partner campuses (NMC is included).

      Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $5,000 awards.
  • Tan Siu Lin Foundation Scholarship
    • The Tan Siu Lin Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship to ten deserving full-time NMC students pursuing an approved institutional degree during the 2021-2022 school year (Fall or Spring). Approved degree programs can be found online at the NMC website (www.marianas.edu). The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, merit, eligibility, content of each student’s written essay, and interview process (if necessary). 

      Click here to download application & requirements
  • Matson Navigation Company Scholarship
    • The Matson Scholarship will award one $500 scholarship to three deserving full-time NMC students pursuing a degree in either BS, AA or AAS in any Business concentration during the 2021-2022 school year. Approved business degree programs can be found online at the NMC website (www.marianas.edu). The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, merit, eligibility, content of each student’s written essay, and interview process (if necessary).

      Click here to download application & requirements
  • Saipan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
    • The Saipan Chamber of Commerce Educational Scholarship Fund provides one-time monetary awards to eligible high school senior (4), college (1), and NMTI (1) applicants who demonstrate academic and personal excellence and who will be attending or already attend a two-year or four-year college or vocational school. One of the Chamber's goals is to promote and enable postsecondary education and to publicly acknowledge and reward the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of deserving students.
    • Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time $2,000.00 grant to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
    • Click here for more information. As part of the selection process, you may be asked to return for an interview