Types of Aid

As a student, you may be eligible to receive the following types of financial aid:


Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Learn more about grant programs available for eligible students pursuing a post-secondary education.


Scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for eligible students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study.


If you decide to take out a federal student loan to help pay for school, you're taking on certain serious obligations. Find out what they are and how to maintain your account in good standing. For further information regarding student loans, you may contact Lisa Boyko at 203-575-8009 or lboyko@nv.edu

Consortium Agreement

Consortium agreements exist between two schools whereby money is transferred from the student's "home school" to their "host school" for payment of course(s) at the host institution.  Students must see their "home school" financial aid office for instructions. NVCC students may contact Debbie DiCicco at 203-575-8006 or ddicicco@nv.edu for further information and to complete the agreement. 

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!