Apply for Financial Aid

If you are concerned about paying for your education, we encourage you to meet with one of our advisors to discuss your financial aid options.

Find out what additional steps you need to take to ensure that your financial aid gets submitted on time or, if you are a returning student or transfer student, ensure that your disbursements are not interrupted.

If you are a new student who has already applied to the college, meet with a financial aid officer to discuss alternative finance options or start the process now!

Step 1: Check your eligibility.
Step 2: Fill out a FAFSA online.
Step 3: Track your application.
Step 4: Check your award status.
Step 5: Maintain SAP.

Remember that you must fill out a new FAFSA annually. If you have questions about the financial aid process, look through the resources on the left or contact us.

If you need help filling out a FAFSA, join us at a Waterbury campus fall workshop , a Saturday Waterbury campus fall Workshop, or a Danbury campus fall workshop

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Returning Students

Returning students may complete the FAFSA for the following aid year beginning on January 1st

  • you may use an estimate of the previous years income  to complete the application
  • go to FAFSA online and click “pre-fill;" your application will automatically be populated; student and/or parent will enter updated income information
  • be sure your personal information (home address, phone number, email, etc.) are current
  • once the tax return for the previous year is completed, bring a signed copy including W2s to the financial aid office.

Returning students will be awarded financial aid based on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards also depend on availability of funds and your academic progress status. 

You are encouraged to apply in a timely fashion.

Transfer Students

Students that transfer to NVCC will need the College's federal school code to complete and re-submit their FAFSA:

Naugatuck Valley’s federal school code is: 006982.

FAFSA applications will be processed as received. It may be necessary to make alternative payment arrangements with the Bursar's Office until financial aid has been awarded.

PLEASE NOTE:   Student financial aid awards at NVCC may differ from an award received at a previous school.


Contact Info

General information

Location: Kinney Hall, Room K512.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Main number: 203-575-8274
Fax: 203-575-8157

Anita Pelletier
Secretary 1


Debbie DiCicco, M.S.
Financial Aid Assistant/Veterans’ Affairs

Lisa Boyko 
Financial Aid Assistant/Veterans' Affairs

Cathy Hardy, M.S.
Director, Financial Aid/Veterans' Affairs

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides you with personalized and consistent information about college costs. Use it now to estimate your expected financial aid contribution vs. out-of-pocket costs. Start now!

Financial aid/direct loan students:

Bookstore vouchers for Fall 2014 will begin August 11 and will close September15. 

Financial aid will disburse to your student banner account on September 24. Please be sure all your contact information is up-to-date.  An email will be sent.

Refunding of remaining student financial aid will begin the month of October. All remaining aid will be refunded, the college will no longer hold financial aid/loan money. Please rescind hold if necessary. Otherwise, Title IV Authorized holds will be refunded July 2015.

Direct deposit is not mandatory but is recommended. A refund to your account will be done quickly, reliably and free of charge. Please be sure your direct deposit is accurate.

Come to College Goal Sunday and Learn How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
January 25 at 1:30 pm, NVCC Technology Hall

What is College Goal Sunday?

The College Goal Sunday program was created by Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc. and supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education. College Goal Sunday is a free, on-site program utilizes financial aid professionals and community-based service providers to assist students and their families with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What should you bring?

  • Your Social Security card or number
  • Driver’s License (if applicable)
  • W-2 forms for 2014 and other records of money earned
  • Your parent’s Federal Income Tax Return for 2014 (If you are dependent student as defined by federal criteria)
  • Your (or your spouse’s, if you are married) 2014 Federal Income Tax Return
  • Your untaxed income records for 2014- Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
  • Your current bank statements
  • Your current business and investment mortgage information, farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Proof that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen

Not all families will have all of the above information. Please attend College Goal Sunday and bring whatever documentation you have available.

What should you do to participate?

To participate or find further information about College Goal Sunday, you should visit our website,, and fill out the student information form, or contact Anita Pelletier at or 203-575-8274

Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office is committed to provide financial aid information to all students. The Financial Aid office is further committed to providing financial assistance in a fair and equitable manner to those who qualify. We are committed to assure that qualified students are not denied the opportunity to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College due to lack of financial resources. This will give students the opportunity to receive an education that is attainable and affordable.