ATTENTION: As of October 1st, 2017, the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 school year is now available! Do not wait! The Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is available on this year’s FAFSA application to import 2016 federal tax information.

Once you have completed your application to NCCC, completing the FAFSA application is your first step to apply for financial aid.

Want help with your FAFSA application?

FAFSA Fridays! On Fridays, financial aid personnel will be available to provide one on one assistance to help students complete the FAFSA application. Register for a workshop here.

NCCC’s Federal School Code: 001398. You will need to enter this code on the school selection portion of the FAFSA application for us to receive your application.

In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need:

  • FSA ID
  • 2016 tax return documents
  • Documentation of untaxed income
  • Record of assets

*The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is completed to determine eligibility for federal aid to assist students in covering tuition costs and books. Need based grants, work-study and loans are available through completing the FAFSA.

The 2017-2018 FAFSA must be completed in order to receive financial aid for the Spring 2018 semester

The 2018-2019 FAFSA must be completed in order to receive aid for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

In order to receive financial aid, students must:

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • <p”>Register with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.</p”>
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans).

NCCC’s Federal School Code: 001398. You will need to enter this code on the school selection portion of the FAFSA application for us to receive your application.

Helpful Links:
Create your FSA ID:
FAFSA Application:
Am I a dependent or independent student?

Federal Deadline
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2019.

State Deadline
Connecticut – February 15, 2018, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit an application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Applying for financial aid online

What is Financial Aid?

There is financial assistance available for those Northwestern Connecticut Community College students who lack the financial resources to attend college. NCCC participates in federal, state and college-sponsored financial aid programs in the form of grants and scholarships, federal work/study and federal direct student loans. NCCC will work with you to help you get the resources needed for the future you want.

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What is covered*?

*The following items may be covered if you qualify for financial aid.

  • All direct out-of-pocket expenses including tuition and standard fees
  • Plus an allowance for books and supplies

Northwestern Connecticut Community College students are encouraged to access their records in Student Self-Service via the myCommNet portal for fast access to application status and award information.


Most questions are covered in the Financial Aid FAQ. NCCC’s Financial Aid Office can assist you with any specific needs.

860.738.6326 |

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (advance appointments are recommended)

The financial aid offices are located in Greenwoods Hall on Park Place East, Winsted, CT. Campus Map

Financial Aid Contacts

Daniel Roberts
Enrollment Management Specialist
(860) 738-6321

Shoshannah Henry
Enrollment Management Specialist
(860) 738-6405

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