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Northeast Community College Expands Partnership With Bellevue University; Launches Tuition Assistance Program for Staff and Faculty

Northeast Community College, recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 community colleges, has announced that it is partnering with Bellevue University to offer tuition assistance benefits to its staff and faculty interested in continuing their education. 

Through the new collaboration, tuition assistance will be provided to Northeast staff and faculty members and their families in the amount of up to $5,250 per year for full and part-time employees; and up to $3,000 for immediate family members. This is in addition to tuition assistance funds provided to staff and faculty by Northeast.

Northeast and Bellevue University already partner to serve Northeast students. Bellevue University paves the way for Northeast and other community college graduates to earn their bachelor’s degrees by honoring a student’s entire associate degree and applying it toward their undergraduate degree program. The partnership ensures students who are earning their bachelor’s degree are able to continue working and living in their communities.

“We’ve worked with Northeast for a decade, and know the quality of their team. We’re excited to see them continue to invest in their workforce and in their employees’ futures,” said Bellevue University President Mary Hawkins. 

“Northeast is a place of learning for our students, but we also like our employees to have connections to opportunities that allow them to reach their educational goals,” said Leah Barrett, Northeast President. “This new agreement with our higher education partner Bellevue University is another great way the college is assisting employees in staying focused on lifelong learning and growth.” 

Employees and their family members can choose from Bellevue University’s 50 plus bachelor’s degrees and nearly 30 master’s degrees which are offered 100% online.

For more information on the new partnership, Northeast employees may contact Relationship Manager Amanda Avidano at or 402-690-9698.

About Northeast Community College

Established by the Nebraska Legislature in 1973 as a comprehensive community college offering vocational/technical, liberal arts, college transfer, and continuing education, Northeast Community College is an accredited two-year college serving 20-counties in Northeast and North Central Nebraska. In addition to its main campus in Norfolk, Northeast Community College has extended campuses in O’Neill, West Point, and at the College Center in South Sioux City and regional offices in Ainsworth and Hartington.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (