The Office of Financial Aid at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is currently open. We are available for walk-ins or by appointment during our usual office hours 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. For general inquiries, please contact our call center at (860)-738-6326, or email us at *All office visitors must wear masks and observe physical distancing guidance.

Have you experienced a change in your financial circumstances due to loss of employment during the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be a candidate for a special circumstance appeal. 

​Based upon submitted documentation, special circumstance appeals allow for financial aid offices to adjust the 2019 income information reported on  ​your FAFSA to reflect your current financial circumstances. If granted an appeal, your financial aid eligibility will be reassessed for need-based funding.

To begin the appeal process, please fill out a 2021-2022 Special Circumstances Appeal Form which may be downloaded by clicking the “Forms” link to the right. ​Additional documentation will be required.  Examples include but are not limited to: current pay stub, ​letter of severance, medical bills ​etc. ​Lastly, a brief signed and dated statement describing your circumstance is required. Please submit your completed appeal form and supporting documentation to  Please do not e-mail any documents containing social security numbers.

The PACT priority deadline is November 15th. To receive priority funding for this program, you must complete your FAFSA and all verification requirements (if selected) by November 15th. To learn more about PACT, click here Documents containing sensitive information should be uploaded to our secure online portal via .

Please click here to see how PACT eligibility is determined.

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 (for 18-19 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 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).
  • <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.
Helpful Links:
Create your FSA ID:
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, 2019, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit an application by 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 |

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 or at 203-441–0723.  Or, to apply for assistance, please fill out the online form at:

Financial Aid Contact Info:

(860) 738-6326