Paying for Lifelong Learning

Non-credit lifelong learning courses are self-supporting - that is, they are not funded by taxpayer dollars. Payment is due at the time of course registration. Costs vary and state law does not allow us to exempt senior citizens.

Federal & State Financial Aid

Federal financial aid does not support non-credit programming. The Department of Labor administers a variety of programs for unemployed, underemployed, displaced workers, youth, and others.  Please contact Connecticut Works directly to see if you qualify.     

Waterbury or Danbury

Employer Reimbursement

Some employers provide educational reimbursement programs to their employees.  Check with your human resources director to see if you qualify for tuition reimbursement within your organization.

Private Lending Institutions

Personal student loans may be offered through private banks and credit unions. You will want to check with you own lenders about specific plans and loan rates and be sure this will meet your needs.

Veterans' Benefits

Veteran's benefits vary.  If you are interested in using veterans' benefits for your non-credit program please contact:

Debbie DiCicco at 203-575-8006 or

NVCC Payment plans

Payment plans are available for most job training programs.  The plans break the total payment into two or three payments.  All payments must be made in full prior to completion of the course and are subject to a $25 fee for plan initiation and $15 late fees when payments are not recieved on time.  Please check the individual program pages or contact 203-575-8029 for payment plan availability and details.

Contact Information
Laurie L Hornbecker
203-575-8029 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: K407
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM