Degree After Five

The Degree After Five program is tailored for busy lifestyles and offers adults the opportunity to complete the degree they started or advance to the next level of their career.

  • Convenient evening classes meet in the evening after 5 p.m. and many incorporate online coursework, reducing the amount of time on campus.

  • Frequent start dates provide students the flexibility to set their own pace and take a break when needed.

Apply to the Degree After Five Program

All Degree After Five students must complete an application for admission and select Degree After Five as their program of study.

Admissions Placement Testing

Placement tests are used to determine appropriate course placement of students' reading, writing and math abilities. Schedule ACCUPLACER® admission testing at a local NICC campus or center. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to eligible Degree After Five students. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. A minimum of six credit hours per semester is required for the Federal Direct Loan program, and federal Pell Grant eligibility is based on your enrollment status and federal guidelines. Apply for financial aid early to increase your potential for funding options.

Tuition and Fees

The 2016-2017 tuition for the Degree After Five program is $179 per credit hour for Iowa residents and $184 for non-Iowa residents. This equates to $537 per 3-credit hour class for in-state students and $552 per 3-credit hour class for out-of-state students.