Spring 2023 Newsletter 
Hello Northeast families! 

We are excited for a great semester of supporting your Northeast student. The Northeast Families Newsletter provides information for you to stay connected with the events and important information related to your student’s Northeast experience. If you should have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Lori Trowbridge at  

Hawk Insider

The Hawk Insider is a weekly student newsletter that provides information to enhance your college student’s experience and help them stay informed about events, programs, and services available at Northeast Community College.  Ask your student about it and click here to view the newsletter!

Academic Support

Academic support is here to help your students through Tutoring, Writing Center, and Supplemental Instruction. All academic support is free and designed to help your students succeed, so please encourage them to reach out to us by visiting our website ( and searching for Academic Support.  They can also stop by Union 73, Room 270 in-person, call (402) 844-7125, or email for an appointment.   

Our tutoring program helps students understand course material and review information for tests.  Tutoring is available by appointment (individual) and on a drop-in (group) basis during both the fall and spring semesters. 

The Writing Center assists students with the writing process and provides suggestions in the following areas: writing anxiety, topic selection, introductions/conclusions, paragraph development, word choice, grammar, mechanics, and writing styles. 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated academic support program that increases student performance and retention.  Classes supported by Supplemental Instruction can be identified in My Northeast

Our Financial Aid Advisors are Here to Help

Our Financial Aid staff works with students, parents, and counselors to help meet the cost of a college education. At Northeast, we believe that obtaining a college education is one of the most rewarding investments you will ever make.

The aid offered at Northeast is intended to supplement rather than replace the family's contribution. Financial assistance can be in the form of scholarships or need-based aid, and each has a separate application process.

Communication about financial aid will be sent to your student through their email account and the student will be directed to view their financial aid information in their My Northeast app. The official method of all financial aid communication is through the student’s My Northeast account.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (402) 844-7285 if you have any questions about your student’s financial aid.  FAFSA completion assistance is available any time from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the Financial Aid office in the College Welcome Center on the Norfolk Campus.  For those families unable to travel to the Norfolk Campus a virtual appointment can be set up by clicking here.

Scholarship application and eligibility

Northeast Community College offers students a variety of scholarships, merit tuition waivers, and performance grants established by the College and by the Northeast Foundation. Qualifications, deadlines, and amounts vary.

A current Application for Admission must be on file with the Admissions Office before a student is considered for any scholarship award. In addition, for any scholarship requiring a student to show financial need, the Financial Aid Office must receive and verify the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine eligibility. Scholarships that require financial need will be awarded to students pending verification of need by the FAFSA. Recipients that do not demonstrate need or fail to submit a FAFSA will have the scholarship removed from their financial aid award and the scholarship will be awarded to the alternate.

For most of the scholarships offered at Northeast just one online scholarship application is required. The Online Scholarship Application for the 2023-2024 academic year was available October 1, 2022. The Scholarship application can be accessed through the students My Apps portal.

Complete the Online Scholarship Application


The annual commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12th in the Cox Activities Center. Graduates from the summer, fall and spring terms are invited to participate in the May commencement ceremony. There will be three ceremonies held throughout the day.  More information will be available soon.

Disability Services

College students with disabilities may not realize Disability Services provides accommodations for students .  Resources are available to help you help your student find the tools to work around challenges. Check in with Disability Services staff, share your concerns or thoughts on how to support your student’s success. They can visit over the phone, by zoom meeting or in person. For students already involved with Disability Services, please encourage your student to reach out to their DS advisors on a regular basis. Technology support is also available for students needing any additional training or support with their accommodations. You can email Disability Services at if you have questions or want more information.

Campus Housing

Study Tables
Residence Life offers academic study tables for any students who are struggling with their academics. Student’s need to contact Residents Life Coordinators, Joe and Cindy, for additional information.

Housing Application is Now Open for 2023-2024
Applications for on-campus housing for next year are available on the My Housing App in the student’s My Apps portal. Please have your student sign on to their My Housing App to complete the application and pay the $25 application fee via their student account.

Spring Housing Check-Out
Spring housing check-out will begin on the last day of classes. Residents who are not graduating or participating in commencement must be moved out of their assigned room by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Residents who are participating in commencement must be moved out of their assigned room by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, May 12, 2023.  More information will be communicated to residents via their RA, so please encourage your students to attend their floor meeting. 

Summer Housing Available
Please email if you need summer housing. 

Career Services

Students get hands-on practice with Big Interview. When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to just read advice – students should put that advice into practice. That’s why Big Interview isn’t just a training platform, but a whole interview preparation system. Students will get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to specific industries, jobs and experience level. Students can practice interviewing skills with Northeast’s Big Interview platform at Students need to register using organization code: 0606.

Major and Career Exploration

For students who are undecided about a program of study, Northeast Community College offers many opportunities for major and career exploration. Northeast offers a one-credit hour Career Planning course that includes assessment, career research and activities to help students make short-term and long-term career decisions. Students may also seek career guidance by visiting Career Services. Additionally, there are several no-charge career assessments and job shadow opportunities available. To schedule an appointment, email or call 402-844-7264.

Registration for Summer and Fall Courses

Registration for Summer and Fall 2023 courses open on April 3, 2023.  Students should meet with their Advisors to register for classes.

Student Health and Counseling

Student Health and Counseling is excited to share we were awarded a three year grant this winter from Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN). This will allow us to add an additional full-time mental health therapist to campus and an internship program for graduate level students enrolled in counseling programs. With the additional staff, we will be able to offer more services to students, both on and off campus. This will include more availability for in person and remote mental health therapy, as well as, additional outreach and education about mental health on our campuses.
Students can access free short-term mental health therapy by contacting Gina at or stopping by our offices in Union 73, upper level. Gina sees students Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm for anything affecting a student including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, test anxiety, and more.
Active Minds, a student group focused on mental health awareness, kicked off this semester on campus. 67% of young adults tell a friend they are struggling before telling anyone else. It is this group’s mission to educate students on what to say to a friend, what resources are available to help, and decrease the stigma of mental health. Northeast Active Minds is an official chapter of the Active Minds national organization. For more information, email and watch this short video here.
We have a new Campus Advocate from Bright Horizons on staff 3 days a week. Taylor is available to assist students who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, or sexual assault. She provides advocacy, protection order assistance, and education on these topics. Taylor is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and can be reached at Taylor provides a weekly program on Mondays from 2:00-4:00 P.M. called Unlocked, centering around unlocking each Hawk’s most whole and mentally well self. She has guest speakers and activities on topics such as self-care, mental health, body positivity, and mindfulness.

Campus Nurse

Our campus nurse, Krystal, provides free services to students on campus. She provides free testing (strep, mono, influenza, UA’s, COVID, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and more), ice packs, over the counter medication, and more. She is available Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. and Fridays 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Students do not need an appointment and are welcome to stop by as needed. (Union 73, upper level). Krystal can be reached at

Food Pantry

We have a food pantry on campus that is available to all students. They can access it by stopping by our offices in Union 73, upper level, or emailing

NEA Big Read

Find more information about NEA Big Read at

Meal Plan Flex Cash

All meal plan flex cash needs to be used by the end of the spring semester.  Any balance remaining after May 10, 2023 will be forfeited.  Flex cash can be used at Jazzy’s Corner Store, Union Coffee Shop, Legends Grille, or Mondos.

Words of Wisdom

Expect change. Students will change the way they think. Many will change their majors and career goals. They need you to stick with them, have patience when they are uncertain, and support them as they chart the course of their own lives.

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