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Need Help Paying for College?

Naugatuck Valley Community College offers financial aid to help qualified students meet their educational expenses. Our Financial Aid staff is available to assist students in determining their eligibility for the various sources of aid available. While not everyone will qualify for assistance, a student should never assume he or she is ineligible without applying first. A wide spectrum of variables affect the application process, therefore many possible options exist that may pertain to a student’s particular circumstances.

The evaluation of one's financial need is based on an analysis of several factors; e.g. student and/or family income, family size, assets and liabilities, and the number of family members in school. In addition to the above, the school's total allocation of funds for an academic year is also a factor that determines the amount of aid a student can receive.

Getting started

Getting Started

Apply each academic year that you wish to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA is now available as early as October 1 for the following academic year. For the current academic year, including Fall 2017, Winter 2017-18, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018, you should complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA. For the next academic year, including Fall 2018, Winter 2018-19, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA (available after Oct. 1, 2017). The 2017/2018 FAFSAs will require your 2015 income information, and the 2018/2019 FAFSA will require your 2016 income information. If you filed a 2016 federal tax return, you will be able to use the Data Retrieval Tool on the 2018/2019 application to connect your IRS information to your FAFSA, saving time and ensuring accuracy.

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Helpful Hints for Applicants

    • Apply early!
    • Have “start-up” money available when beginning classes. The financial aid reimbursement process takes between four to six weeks to complete and cannot begin until the registration and add/drop period is over for the semester.
    • Keep mailing and email addresses current with the Financial Aid Office and other departments such as Admissions and the Office of the Registrar.
    • Keep the Financial Aid Office informed of any changes in enrollment status.
Privacy notice for families

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR FAMILIES

As a result of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), financial aid administrators and college staff at Naugatuck Valley Community College are prohibited from disclosing personal information relating to student financial and academic records.  While we realize that many parents take a leading role in helping their children apply for financial aid, please understand that our financial aid staff are limited in the type of information they can share with you over the phone and in person without the student's written permission.

Students must complete and submit a Student Consent Form to the Financial Aid Office (Kinney 512) in order to provide parental/guardian or third-party access to information. This form is optional.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Descriptions of financial aid programs are subject to change, due to possible changes in federal, state, and College policies, and/or due to changes in funding levels. The Financial Aid Office will make every reasonable effort to keep applicants and students aware of any such changes.

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