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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

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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.


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

Deadline for submitting applications: February 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Criteria for Financial Planning Association of Connecticut, Inc. Scholarship

Preference will be given to students meeting all or most of the following criteria:

  • Resident of, or employed in, the Hartford Foundation’s 29 town Greater Hartford region  

   [See – Who We Are – Our Region, or, for list of 29 towns]

  • Entering or currently enrolled in college or university, with preference for eligible community colleges in the 29 town Greater Hartford region:

    Asnuntuck Community College, Capital Community College, Goodwin University (2 year programs only), Manchester Community College, Tunxis Community College

  • Pursuing a finance or economics major, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated interest in personal financial planning
  • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA

Amount of awards:  $1,000

Number of awards: 1-3

Scholarships awards are for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Criteria for Town and County Club Fund Scholarship

A candidate must be:

  • Female, age 25 or above
  • Resident of one of the 29 towns served by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year as an undergraduate pursuing an A.A./A.S. or a B.A./B.S. degree at one of the following colleges or universities:    Asnuntuck Community College             Goodwin University    Capital Community College                   Trinity College    Manchester Community College           University of Connecticut Hartford Campus    Tunxis Community College                    University of Hartford                                                                          University of Saint Joseph
  • Enrolled either on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Have completed 15 hours or the equivalent of academic work by the end of the 2021 fall semester
  • Eligible for financial assistance as determined by the 2022-2023 federal Student Aid Report (SAR) and by submission of your 2020 federal tax return
  • Preference for students working toward their first A.A./A.S. or B.A./B.S. degree
  • Interview may be required

Amount of awards:  up to a maximum of $5,000, depending on institution attending

Number of awards: 5-10

Scholarships awards are for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Criteria for Your Chance Scholarship

Preference will be given to candidates who meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Reside in the 29 town Greater Hartford region; preference for residents of Bloomfield
  • High school or GED graduate; may have taken some college courses, but have not yet completed a degree
  • College studies have been interrupted (for example: growing family, financial difficulties, etc.)
  • Have financial need/require financial assistance in order to attend college
  • Will attend a 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university or a vocational school

Award amount:  $1,000-1,500

Number of awards:  1-2

Scholarships awards are for the 2022-2023 academic year.


CT Students for a Dream’s Scholarship

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

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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

Margaret Malaspina
Director of Financial Aid

Dr. Jose Velez-Otero
Associate Director of Financial Aid

Dr. Bryan J. Lewis
Associate Director of Financial Aid

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