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.
In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need:
- FSA ID
- 2020 tax return documents (for 2022-2023 FAFSA)
- 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 2022-2023 FAFSA must be completed in order to receive financial aid for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA must be completed in order to receive aid for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. **(AVAILABLE 10/01/2022 at www.studentaid.gov)**
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 have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
Create your FSA ID:https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
Am I a dependent or independent student?
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2023. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2023.
Connecticut – February 15, 2023, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit an application by the date specified.
Applying for financial aid online
What is Financial Aid?
There is financial assistance available for 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.
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What is Covered?
If a student is income eligible to receive financial aid assistance, the following may be covered:
- Out-of-pocket expenses including tuition and institution fees
- 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 | NW-FinAid@nwcc.commnet.edu
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (walk-ins welcome!)
The financial aid office is located in Greenwoods Hall on Park Place East, Winsted, CT. Campus Map
The Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative (CONNTAC, Inc.) is a federally funded program offering FAFSA completion assistance. Transferring students who demonstrate financial need are eligible for (up to four) college admission application fee waivers. CONNTAC, Inc. also provides an Annual scholarship opportunity for low-income, first-generation students, free scholarship search, and college admission application assistance. Eligibility to participate in CONNTAC is determined by the CONNTAC-Educational Opportunity Center Counselor. Please contact Shanon Taunton, Educational Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-441–0723. Or, to apply for assistance, please fill out the online form at: https://www.conntacinc.org/intake-form-complete