Being a college student can be exciting, challenging and even stressful at times. Students can visit with a counselor if they are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing personal difficulties or having a hard time adjusting to college. Counseling services at NICC are free and confidential. Students may visit with a counselor on either campus or even by telephone. Contact the counseling department on your campus to schedule an appointment. Areas of assistance may include:

  • Stress management and/or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Alcohol/drug issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • Financial hardships
  • Relationships
  • Positive Thinking
  • Time management, academic difficulties and/or student success strategies 

Student Crisis Fund

NICC has established an emergency fund for students with an immediate crisis that threatens their ability to attend class or progress in their coursework. The fund provides assistance to currently enrolled students with school related expenses to promote successful completion of courses or program of study. Applications will be reviewed by the NICC Student Crisis Fund Committee to determine eligibility. Assistance to eligible students is contingent upon availability of funds. Read more about the Student Crisis Fund.


Information revealed in counseling is not disclosed to anyone unless the student provides written authorization. Exceptions to this are:

  • When a counselor believes a student presents imminent danger to himself/herself or others.
  • When the life or safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered.
  • When a counselor believes that a child or dependent adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.