Financial Aid

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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.

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is intended to ensure that the relationships between providers of education loans and other forms of financial aid to students of the Community Colleges within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system with whom they deal are free from all conflicts of interest, both actual and perceived. The students of our community colleges or, in appropriate cases their parents, shall be the sole beneficiaries of all forms of financial aid.
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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

How to Create Your Federal Student Aid ID

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

(Spanish/Español) 2021-2022 FAFSA Walkthrough Video

FAFSA Workshops

Need help applying for Financial Aid?

FAFSA Workshops available online through Webex

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.

Awarding for the 2021-2022 year will begin in mid to late April

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
Forms and Sending Documents
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