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Concerned About Paying for Your Education?

We are here to help, whether you have questions about the steps you need to take to apply for financial aid or whether it's about the verification process after you've already applied. Remember that you must fill out a new FAFSA annually. If you have questions about the financial aid process, look through the resources on our "Steps to Financial Aid" page or contact us today!


Need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Join us at one of our free workshops on our Waterbury or Danbury campus:

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Workshop requirements

I'm coming to a workshop. What do I need to bring?

  • FSAID for student and/or parent MUST be obtained prior to workshop by going to https://fsaid.ed.gov
  • Students MUST come prepared with FSA IDs for both student and/or parent and ALL tax information in order for the FAFSA to be completed AND submitted on this day for Fall 2019/Spring 2020
  • 2017 federal tax return for parent and/or student
  • 2017 W2s for parent and/or student
  • Greencard (if you are an eligible non-citizen)
  • Child support received in 2017
  • Workmen’s compensation amount in 2017
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Financial Aid Resources

Verification

Financial Aid Update

New for 2019-2020, Verification

NVCC has partnered with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway online portal. Read more about verification


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Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides students with personalized and consistent information about college costs. Keep in mind that the more accurate your information is, the more accurate your cost calculation will be.


Use it now to estimate your expected financial aid contribution vs. out-of-pocket costs. Start now!

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Get In Touch


Email NVCC's Financial Aid Team
Phone: 203-575-8274
Fax: 203-575-8157


Where we're located:
750 Chase Parkway, Kinney Hall-Room 512
Waterbury, CT 06708

Applying as an undocumented student

Information for Undocumented Students

On April 27, 2018, the Connecticut General Assembly, with the support of Governor Malloy, enacted a new state law that allows undocumented students to apply for institutional financial aid. These students must meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements along with an affidavit with the institution they are attending about their intent to legalize their immigration status when they are eligible to do so. This does not apply to non-immigrant visa holders.

Undocumented veterans may be eligible for institutional financial aid beginning with the Fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, veteran students must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged veteran of the US Armed Forces;
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012;
  • Fifteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or another state.

Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, undocumented students may apply for institutional aid consideration toward the Spring 2020 semester. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012;
  • Sixteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or another state.

Institutional financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. In order to be considered for institutional financial aid, undocumented students must meet these additional eligibility requirements:

  • Must be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
  • Must be accepted into a degree or eligible certificate program;
  • Must be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at the attending institution;
  • Must meet any priority deadlines or requirements published by the attending institution related to the receipt of institutional financial aid.

We encourage you to search for scholarship opportunities from additional resources. Many organizations do not have restrictions based on citizenship or legal status.

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Financial Aid is Easy as 1-2-3

Are you concerned about the Financial Aid process? Don't be. Watch this video to learn how to apply for Financial Aid in 3 easy steps.

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Financial Aid: what options are available for me?

Meet with one of our advisors to discuss your financial aid options.

If you're a new student who has already applied to NVCC, meet with a financial aid officer to discuss alternative finance options or start the process now.

Use the Net Price Calculator to get personalized, but estimated information about college costs. It can help you estimate the amount of out-of-pocket costs after any grant or scholarship is applied to your tuition and fee charges.


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How to Apply For Financial Aid

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Cathy Hardy
Director, Financial Aid
chardy@nv.edu
203-575-8167 (p)
203-575-8157 (f)
Room: K512
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Debbie DiCicco
Financial Aid Assistant, VA Certifying Official, Wtby/Dnby Campus
Veterans with last name A-L
ddicicco@nv.edu
203-575-8006 (p)
203-575-8157 (f)
Room: K512
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Lisa Boyko
Associate Director, Financial Aid
Lboyko@nv.edu
203-575-8009 (p)
203-575-8157 (f)
Room: K512
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Johanis Ayala
Financial Aid Assistant, VA Certifying Official, Wtby/Dnby Campus
Veterans with last name M - Z
jayala@nv.edu
203-596-2188 (p)
203-575-8157 (f)
Room: K512
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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