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Now we’d like to tell you about additional college services and resources. You will need to use some of them on a regular basis. Others may come in handy down the road. You can find more information about all of them on the Web site.

To purchase textbooks, you need to have a copy of your class schedule. You can purchase new or used textbooks or rent textbooks  online or in person. The bookstore offers a year-round textbook buy-back service. 
In addition to textbooks, the bookstore carries a wide variety of merchandise such as:

  • new, used, rental and digital textbooks.
  • school supplies.
  • general reading material.
  • greeting cards.
  • gifts.

Campus tours are offered regularly. No reservation is necessary. Just meet in the Admissions/Registration area. The tour covers key campus buildings and facilities as well as general college information. We are happy to tailor the tour to fit the needs of the participants. Let your tour guide know your areas of interest.

Seattle Colleges Foundation provides scholarships for tuition, books and educational expenses for students in need. Visit the Seattle Colleges Foundation Web pages to learn about eligibility, how to apply and deadlines.

One-time financial assistance can help students in need  of tuition and the cost of books. Visit the Emergency Assistance link below for more information.


Quarterly parking permits for students can be purchased online through the T2 Parking Portal 2 weeks prior to the start of the quarter. Parking permits are required for parking 7 days a week.  Permits are virtually linked to your vehicle license plate and there is no physical permit to display.

Subsidized Student Orca Cards are available for purchase at the Cashier’s Office. Please bring a copy of your paid enrollment receipt and Photo ID.

If you need a carpool permit, you must contact the Transportation Office at for assistance.  Carpool permits are available during the first 2 weeks of the quarter.

Program funded parking permits and Orca cards must be verified by the cashier office before issuance.  Please stop by during open hours for assistance.

Short-term visitor permits can be purchased from the automated dispensers located in the visitor parking lots.

Visit North’s Parking and Transportation Website for more information or reach out to for assistance.

Student safety is one of NSC’s highest priorities. Contact the NSC Security Office with any questions or problems regarding security, first aid, lost and found items, thefts or other crimes.

Campus Alert System
You can sign up to receive text messages and e-mail alerts in case of a campus emergency or unplanned closure (from snow or other situations). Sign-up online through IT Services.

Evening Security Escort
NSC Security will provide escorts on request. You may request an escort by contacting the Security Office or by using any of the security call-boxes.

Lost and Found
Lost articles turned into the Security Office can be retrieved when properly identified with a photo ID.

The Benefit Hub serves students who may struggle to continue and complete their educational path here at North Seattle College due to financial and other needs that include: Emergency/Crisis Financial Assistance, Food Insecurity, Homelessness Prevention, and Managing Financial Resources to pay for and stay in school.

We hope you now feel familiar with the great resources North has to offer students. Students really enjoy studying at The Grove with classmates and a good cup of coffee. You'll also find the campus alert system to be really helpful — you'll get a text message straight to your cell phone when there is campus news you need to know about. Really convenient! North has some great resources that all students should take advantage of!