New: (AACTUS) Aid Application for CT Undocumented Students: Undocumented students are now eligible to receive institutional financial aid at NCCC. Applications are now available in the Financial Aid Office, or here!

Message: The 2019-2020 academic year FAFSA is now available! The Data Retrieval Tool is available on this year’s FAFSA application to import 2017 federal tax information.

Download the myStudentAid app available now to complete your FAFSA on your phone! Available for iOS and Android.

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

Financial Aid Contact Info:

(860) 738-6326