Financial Aid

Need assistance filing your FAFSA?

Meet with us virtually!

If you are attending school during:

Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022

Do not delay this process and Complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA early! 

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Thank you for choosing Norwalk Community College! NCC encourages ALL students to apply for financial aid using the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.

Financial Aid Office personnel are available to assist students in all phases of the financial aid process and answer any questions pertaining to financial aid. For virtual assistance with your FAFSA please contact us.

Norwalk 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. Please use the navigation links on the left hand side of our webpage for further assistance regarding our programs, how to apply, Students responsibilities when receiving Title IV aid, contacts, office hours, etc. Or on the right hand side are Financial Aid Policies and Forms that can be downloaded for your convenience.

Priority Deadlines and Student’s Responsibility

Students are expected to initiate the financial aid process in a timely manner. It is your responsibility to complete the application on time, check the status of your application, ensure all requirements are met, and ask for assistance if needed. If your financial circumstances have changed drastically, you should contact the Financial Aid Office for further assistance (Download Special Circumstances Appeal Here). Late applications will be awarded on a funds available basis. Please review all links on our web page so you can become aware of the policies our office must follow.

Federal Verification Process
We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Norwalk Community College. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Norwalk Community College’s unique website link to start the verification process

We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.

Follow these steps to complete your verification:
· Access our school’s unique website link in the email from VGCS@inceptia.org or listed below.
· Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
· Complete your Task List.
· Confirm your signature and review your information.
· Sign your account.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.

Verification Gateway Links and Deadlines for Norwalk Community College:

2020-2021 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/ncc2021
Deadline for submitting these documents is August 28, 2021

2021-2022 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/ncc2022
Deadline for submitting these documents is July 15, 2022

Questions about the verification process?
Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.

About Inceptia
Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Learn more at Inceptia.org

Student Loans and Work-Study

Not all students are eligible for grants. However, students may be eligible for student loans and work-study. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Net Price Calculator

This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance – including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses – minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

The estimates apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students only.

Required Documents for your FAFSA Application

It is Time to Submit Your 2021-2022 FAFSA Form 

Gather the documents below and meet with us virtually to complete your FAFSA

 

The FAFSA questions ask for information about you and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the application:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number (if available)
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • 2019 Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040
  • Records of your untaxed income, ie., child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents (if dependent student)
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.

Make sure to apply for an FSA ID prior to your virtual meeting!

Experienced Significant Changes to your Family’s Financial Situation?
Please download our Special Circumstances Appeal Form

Securely submit it here

Would you like a job on Campus?

If you are currently receiving Financial Aid you can contact us to check your eligibility at
NK-FinAid@norwalk.edu

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DISCLAIMER
Descriptions of financial aid programs are subject to change, due to possible changes in federal, state, and College policies, and/or due to changes in funding levels. The Financial Aid Services Office will make every reasonable effort to keep applicants and students aware of any such changes.