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Want to earn an AA degree while saving money on textbooks? Get all of your textbooks for $99 per semester for all of our AA+ courses. NCC is working with digital textbook companies and with free resources to offer this degree at this low textbook price! Finish your degree in four terms and you will spend less than $400 on textbooks—less than the textbook cost per semester for regular AA courses.

Finish your degree online with previously earned credits or earn you entire degree online! Enjoy the flexibility of full- or part-time status.

**You may take any AA courses to complete your degree but this textbook price applies only to the AA+ courses. Courses taken outside the AA+ course list may incur additional digital textbook charges or require additional textbook or material purchases.


Key Unique Features:

  • Online
  • Book cost only $99/semester
  • No surprise fees
  • Full- or part-time
  • Financial Aid available
  • 8 week classes
  • Enter fall, summer, or spring terms
  • Option to transfer to a 4-year college at completion
  • $200/online credit (2021–2022 academic year)

Benefits of Earning a College Degree:

  • Make More Money
  • Benefits for You and Your Family (healthcare, retirement, travel, etc.)
  • Better Career Opportunities
  • Job Security and Satisfaction
  • An Investment in your Future
  • Professional Networking
  • Personal Development

Median Annual Wage:


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  • Associate of Arts Degree


  • 4 Semesters | Full or part-time students may begin at any time

Student Profile

  • Self-started
  • Good time manager
  • Computer skills
  • Basic math, reading and writing skills

Program Location

  • This program is fully online, however, some courses are available on campus.

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Student Story Kathleen Chicas

“NCC was a great option to save money and adjust to college life and then transfer to finish
my 4-year degree.”


Kathleen Chicas
Associate of Arts grad
Transferred to Northwestern College
International student from Honduras

Kathleen Chicas


 Course #TitleCredits
Fall Courses
ART101-AArt Appreciation3
BUS197-ALeadership Development3
CSC110-AIntroduction to Computers3
ENG105-AComposition I3
ENV111-AEnvironmental Science4
HIS110-AWestern Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern3
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
PSY121-ADevelopmental Psychology3
SDV108-AThe College Experience1
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
Spring Courses
ENG106-AComposition II3
HIS111-AWestern Civilization: Early Modern to Present3
PHI105-AIntroduction to Ethics3
POL111-AAmerican National Government3
PSY251-ASocial Psychology3
REL101-ASurvey of World Religions3
SOC110-AIntroduction to Sociology3
SOC186-AContemporary Global Perspectives3

Frequently Asked Questions

Median Annual Wage:

  • High School Diploma $36,100
  • Associate Degree $52,830

Classes are online. Enjoy the flexibility of full- or part-time status. Classes are completed in 8-week sessions to make it easy to start and stop anytime during your three year time period.

All of the courses in this program can be taken entirely online allowing you the flexibility of completing your degree from home. The program allows you to customize your degree, diploma, or certificate as a full or part-time student.

  • Online
  • Book cost only $99/semester
  • No surprise fees • Full- or part-time
  • Financial Aid available
  • 8-week classes
  • Option to transfer to a 4-year college at completion
  • $189/credit (2019–2020 academic year)

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.