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Financial Aid

The primary function of the Financial Aid Office is to provide assistance in obtaining financial aid to students who would otherwise be unable to attend college due to economic limitations.

Capital Community College provides a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs to eligible students. The amount and type of aid received is dependent upon the student’s financial need as well as annual federal and state allocations.

Financial Aid Office personnel are available to assist students in all phases of the financial aid process and in the financial planning aspects of higher education. They will answer any questions pertaining to financial aid and give counsel as needed.


In order to receive financial aid, students must:

  • Be accepted for admission to the college and enrolled in a degree or eligible certificate program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Trust Territories.
  • Be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be in compliance with draft regulation requirements.
  • Not be in default on any previous student loan.
  • Not owe a refund to any Title IV Higher Education Grant Program at any institution.
  • Financial Aid Application for Undocumented Students
  • Students selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education: Capital has partnered with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway online portal. Read more about verification.
  • Special circumstance application for students who have completed the FAFSA but have had a significant change in their or their parents’ financial status that is not accurately reflected on the FAFSA. Please submit application to

FAFSA Workshops

Need help applying for Financial Aid?
FAFSA Workshops available online through Webex

Need help completing your 2020-2021 FAFSA?

Click here for more information

How to Create Your Federal Student Aid ID

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

When to Apply

All application materials must be received on or before the dates listed below to ensure that an award decision will be made prior to the registration periods and the commencement of classes.

Fall Semester

  • July 1- All Students

Spring Semester

  • December 1 – All Students

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis throughout the year. However, since funds are limited, applicants are urged to file early and plan in advance. Financial aid is granted on a one-year basis; students must apply for assistance each year.


CT Students for a Dream

CT Students for a Dream LogoThis is a List of Scholarships open to Undocumented Students in High School & College in CT.

Esta es una lista de becas disponibles para estudiantes indocumentados en escuelas secundarias y universidades en Connecticut. This is a List of Scholarships open to Undocumented Students in High School & College in CT Esta es una lista de becas disponibles para estudiantes indocumentados en escuelas secundarias y universidades en Connecticut.


Minority Scholarships
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A large percentage of the U.S. college population is comprised of minority students from various backgrounds and races, including African AmericansNative AmericansHispanic and Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and so forth. To qualify as minority student, you don’t need to be a first generation immigrant or the first person in your family to go to college. Specific organizations qualify women or LGBTQ students as minorities.

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Typically, multi-ethnic students may qualify for at least one of the listed minority scholarships. Make sure to see if you qualify for more than one type of minority scholarship by conducting a free scholarship search. Minority scholarships are not limited to United States residents. Students outside the United States may apply as well, whether they are studying at home or abroad. Some scholarships may not even require U.S. citizenship, so be sure to check the official rules carefully when applying for scholarships.

The types of scholarships for minority students vary from academic merit scholarships to athletic scholarships to need-based scholarships. When searching for financing opportunities, take into consideration your skills, talents, and areas of need. Scholarships are not limited to college institutions either – there are specific charitable organizations, corporations, professional associations, and minority advocacy groups that are dedicated to serving underrepresented student populations.

Explore some of these scholarship opportunities by clicking on the links below and be sure to conduct a free college scholarship search to find more scholarships that may be available to you.


2022 CHESLA Scholarship Program

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CHESLA is excited to announce that the 2022 CHESLA Scholarship application for students pursuing an undergraduate degree is now open!

Awards are $3,000 for a full-time student and $1,500 for a student attending at least half-time.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Connecticut
  • Be enrolled at least half-time
  • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less per the student’s most recent FAFSA submission
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans

Students can apply at

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships:

  • Financial Planning Association of Connecticut, Inc. Scholarship Fund
  • Town and County Club Fund
  • Your Chance Scholarship Fund

Instructions to access applications

  • Go to
  • On the home page, select the type of college you will attend
  • Click on the link to access the Hartford Foundation’s portal
  • Create a profile and log onto the portal
  • Complete the eligibility questions for scholarship applications to be uploaded to your dashboard
  • Click Apply to start an application


CT Students for a Dream's Scholarship & Scholarships & Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

CT Students for a Dream’s Scholarship

Are you an Undocumented Student living in Connecticut or an Educator Supporting Undocumented Students?

Check out the information below as you may qualify for FREE MONEY TO ATTEND COLLEGE IN CT!


Scholarships & Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

Higher education can be a big cost for anyone, and undocumented students are no exception. In fact, undocumented students likely do not have easy access to the same financial aid resources as other students and may have to work harder to cover their expenses.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations offer grants and scholarships to undocumented students interested in higher education, including healthcare majors. All you need to do is know where to look. Scholarships like those listed below are financial benefits awarded to students who show exceptional promise. These awards often cover tuition and other educated-related expenses. They do not need to be repaid and are renewable in some cases.

Contact Information

Main Number:
(860) 906-5090

Aleidy Domínguez-Jorge
Financial Aid Specialist

Dr. José Vélez-Otero
Financial Aid Campus Supervisor

Bryan J. Lewis
Associate Director of Financial Aid

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