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Welcome to the Financial Office

You will find information on applying for financial aid, completing your loan counseling interview, downloading forms, scholarships, and more. Any and all questions, please contact us. We're here to help.

All correspondence is delivered to the student's CCSU e-mail address. This includes Award Packages.

Financial Aid information (award packages and missing documents) can be viewed on the CCSU Central Pipeline.

INSTRUCTION TO VIEW FINANCIAL AID AWARDS


APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID              IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TUTORIAL

INCOMING or TRANSFER STUDENTS:

MARCH 1 is the priority processing deadline for all Incoming and Transfer applicants to file their 2014-15 FAFSA. Meeting this deadline will be consider you "on time" and eligible for grants and work study along with need-based loans. You do not have to be accepted by CCSU prior to filing your FAFSA. 

 CONTINUING or RETURNING STUDENTS:

April 15 is the priority processing deadline for all continuing applicants and continuing students to file their 2014-15 FAFSA. Meeting this deadline will be consider you "on time" and grants and work study along with need-based loans.

You may file the FAFSA after the priority processing deadline. Aid will be limited to Direct Federal Stafford loans and Pell Grant, if eligible.   

What We Do

We are committed to providing quality service, guidance and resources to students in the pursuit of their educational goals. We are also committed to providing accurate information about the financial aid process, and supporting the overall campus mission.

Completing and submitting a FAFSA is free. Charging students or parents a fee for completing and submitting the FAFSA is prohibited by law. Websites requiring payment are NOT the official FAFSA Website

 

Federal Pell Grant Eligibility

Congress adopted a new provision affecting Federal Pell Grant eligibility. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over their lifetime is limited to the equivalent of six years of full-time enrollment.

Students will be able to check their Pell Grant eligibility by logging into the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access Web site.  Students will need to use their Federal Student Aid PIN to login to this site to view their Pell Grant eligibility 


To be eligible for financial aid a student must be matriculated at CCSU, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and taking at least six hours per semester.

Special Note: REPEAT COURSEWORK

Changes in federal regulations impact how financial aid can be used for repeated courses. A repeated course is eligible for financial aid if it has never been completed with a grade of D- or higher (passed).



Reminder to Graduate Students

Graduate students are no longer eligible to borrow a SUBSIDIZED Federal Direct Loans.  Graduate students will be eligible to borrow an Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan up to $20,500 for the academic year.

The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan can replace all or part of the family contribution. However, the amount of the loan cannot be more than the difference between the cost of education and any financial assistance you will receive from the school and any outside source. Interest accrues on the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan while you are in school and during the six-month grace period before repayment begins. You have the option of paying the interest or to add the interest to the principal.

Because of this new federal legislative change, we urge care when considering the amount you may borrow.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the office:  

Davidson Hall, Room 221 | Phone: 860-832-2200 | Fax: 860-832-3330 | Email: finaid@ccsu.ed 

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