Financial Aid

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the college is open to the public by appointment only. If you need an appointment, please email our office. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

 

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.

Eligibility

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 CA-FinAidHelp@ccc.commnet.edu.
How to Apply
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.

Scholarships

BONZAGNI AND THOMAS FAMILIES SCHOLARSHIP

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.

Amount of awards: $1,500-3,000
Number of awards: 1-2
Scholarships awards are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Instructions to access the application:

  • Go to https://hfpg.org/scholarships
  • Scroll to select the type of college you will attend
  • Click on Individual Scholarship Funds at HFPG
  • Click on the link to access the Foundation’s online portal
  • Create a profile and log onto the portal
  • Complete the eligibility quiz to have scholarship applications uploaded to your dashboard
  • Click Apply to start an application
  • Each application includes criteria, number of awards & award amounts
  • Deadline for application submission:  February 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

2021 CALAHE SCHOLARSHIP

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC.

www.calahe.org

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Application and supporting documents must be submitted electronically by Monday, May 31, 2021 to CALAHE2017@gmail.com

2021-2022 Scholarship Application

Verification of Financial Need


CHESLA SCHOLARSHIP

The CHESLA Certificate Scholarship is still open for students enrolled in healthcare or manufacturing certificate programs in Connecticut! Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Scholarships are for $1,250!

Another great feature is that non-credit certificate programs qualify for this scholarship.

Qualifying details can be found here.

Students can apply directly at https://www.chesla.org/scholarships.


HARTFORD FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC GIVING SCHOLARSHIP

The Foundation offers two scholarships.

  1. Your Chance Scholarship
  2. Financial Planning Association, Connecticut Valley Chapter Scholarship

Instructions to access the application:

  • Go to https://hfpg.org/scholarships
  • Scroll to select the type of college you will attend
  • Click on Individual Scholarship Funds at HFPG
  • Click on the link to access the Foundation’s online portal
  • Create a profile and log onto the portal
  • Complete the eligibility quiz to have scholarship applications uploaded to your dashboard
  • Click Apply to start an application
  • Each application includes criteria, number of awards & award amounts
  • Deadline for application submission:  February 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Recipients will be notified by email between April 16 and 23, 2021.


FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Capital Community College Foundation maintains annual and endowment funds with donations from individuals, businesses, community organizations and foundations for the purpose of awarding scholarships to eligible Capital Community College students.

The Foundation strives to provide merit and need-based scholarships each year to new and continuing students contingent on gifts and grants received and spendable income from endowments.

For more information click here.


BIG-Y SCHOLARSHIP

All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. There are awards for both traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The online application is available from Nov 1st – Feb 1st.

Scholarship Program Information (PDF)


ANDREW J. FLANAGAN MEMORIAL FUND

Consideration for the Scholarships is given to any firefighter, career or volunteer, enrolled in college level fire related courses either full or part time, and are awarded at the successful completion of the 1st semester.

A second award is again given at the completion of the 2nd semester upon submission of the 2nd semester transcript.  This information is provided in the Application.

Flanagan Memorial Fund Application (PDF)


Forms
Additional Resources
CARES ACT

CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting:  Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

CONTACT

Main Number:
(860) 906-5090
ca-finaidhelp@capitalcc.edu

Margaret Malaspina
Director of Financial Aid
Email: mmalaspina@capitalcc.edu
Phone: (860) 906-5096
Fax: (860) 906-5092
Room: 216b

Dr. Jose Velez-Otero
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Email: jvelez-otero@capitalcc.edu
Phone: (860) 906-5097
Fax: (860) 906-5092
Room: 216c

Dr. Bryan J. Lewis
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Email: blewis@capitalcc.edu
Phone: (860) 906-5098
Fax: (860) 906-5092
Room: 216a

Maria Resto
Email: mresto@capitalcc.edu
Phone: (860) 906-5090
Fax: (860) 906-5092
Room: 216