Degree-seeking students have access to different state and federal forms of aid — we have answers for all your questions.

Financial Aid

Can I Afford College?

That question can be a difficult one for many families. Our Office of Financial Aid will do our very best to let you know about all available options, which are outlined briefly here. (More in-depth details can be found in Financial Aid: More Info.)

The state of Connecticut provides a helpful Net Cost Calculator that can help you more clearly understand all the factors that affect the costs of getting a degree.

Students pursuing four-year degrees achieve significant tuition savings by completing their first two years of study at Asnuntuck!

Apply For Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available by clicking this link FAFSA application.

Work-Study Programs

Asnuntuck offers opportunities for employment on campus in various departments to eligible financial aid recipients. Jobs include custodians, office assistants, library assistants, and peer tutors, all at competitive pay rates.

Grants

Grants are gifts of aid to students that do not need to be repaid. Asnuntuck students may be eligible for grants from federal or state sources, and even from the college.

Loans

Asnuntuck participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized) and PLUS loans (for parents). The US Department of Education provides information about different types of student loans.   Remember: all loans need to be repaid with interest.

Undocumented Students

2019-2020 Aid Application for CT Undocumented Students 2020-2021 Aid Application for CT Undocumented Students

On April 27, 2018, the Connecticut General Assembly, with the support of Governor Malloy, enacted a new state law that allows undocumented students to apply for institutional financial aid.  These students must meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements along with an affidavit with the institution they are attending about their intent to legalize their immigration status when they are eligible to do so.  This does not apply to non-immigrant visa holders.

Undocumented veterans may be eligible for institutional financial aid beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.  To be eligible, veteran students must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged veteran of the US Armed Forces;
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012;
  • Fifteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or another state.

Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, undocumented students may apply for institutional aid consideration toward the Spring 2020 semester.  To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012;
  • Sixteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or another state.

Institutional financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability.  In order to be considered for institutional financial aid, undocumented students must meet these additional eligibility requirements:

  • Must be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
  • Must be accepted into a degree or eligible certificate program;
  • Must be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at the attending institution;
  • Must meet any priority deadlines or requirements published by the attending institution related to the receipt of institutional financial aid.

We encourage you to search for scholarship opportunities from additional resources.  Many organizations do not have restrictions based on citizenship or legal status.

Still have questions?

More in-depth details can be found in Financial Aid: More Info.