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.

Special Circumstances

Did you, your spouse, or your parents (if using parental information on the fafsa) have a change in finances or circumstances that isn’t reflected on your FAFSA?  We can help!

Please complete the Special Circumstances Form, attach supporting documentation, and return to the Financial Aid Office.

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

2021-2022 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.

Scholarships

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Remember:  Do not pay for scholarships.  If a scholarship asks for money…it is a scam.

ANUNTUCK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Details on the various scholarships that are offered each year by the Asnuntuck Community College scholarships that we offer each year can be found at Scholarships – Asnuntuck Community College.

CSCU Foundation Scholarships for 4 Year Schools

Details on the various scholarships that the CSCU Foundation offers can be found at https://www.ct.edu/foundation/scholarships.

BERKSHIRE BANK NeXt GEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Berkshire Bank is now accepting applications for the Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholarship program. Through the program, we’ll grant forty (40) $2,500.00 scholarships to students who have exemplified community service through their volunteer efforts, have been successful academically and have a financial need.  Below you will find a brief overview of the program and the details are also available on our website at www.berkshirebank.com/scholarships.

If you have any further questions about the program please do not hesitate to contact our office at Foundation@berkshirebank.com.

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

CHESLA SCHOLARSHIP

The 2020 CHESLA Scholarship application for students pursuing a healthcare or manufacturing certificate is now open! Funds available on a first come, first serve basis. Apply Now!

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Connecticut
  • Be enrolled at least half-time for the 2020-2021 academic year,
  • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education in the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less per the student’s most recent FAFSA submission in 2020-2021
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
    *required for undergraduate degree scholarships only
  • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans

For more information you can go to https://chesla.org/scholarships.

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC.

CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS

Award Categories:

· High School Seniors or GED equivalent

· Undergraduate College Students

Eligibility Criteria:

· Limited to Latinx students from Connecticut.

· Must have been a Connecticut resident for the past 12 months.

· Must demonstrate financial need.

· Accepted at or attending an accredited institution of higher education.

· A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater for all completed course work at the time of application.

· Applicants must enrolled as a full time student and seeking their first undergraduate degree.

· Demonstrated community service within the Latinx community.

· Essay: “How do you feel this scholarship is going to impact your ability to pursue your education?” (Maximum 2 page typewritten double space statement).

· Please Note: In order to receive this award, recipients are required to attend a scholarship reception, the date and location to be determine. Students who do not, or cannot attend the reception will forfeit their award. The CALAHE scholarship is renewable for one year only, prior recipients must reapply.

Award Amount: $1,000.00

The details and application on the CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC. scholarship can be found at https://www.calahe.org/scholarship-eligibility-.

CT SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

For more details on how to apply for a scholarship, you should visit the NASA CTSGC website at: https://ctspacegrant.org/undergraduate-graduate  or email questions to Amely Cross across@asnuntuck.edu.

Community College Scholarship  October 15th, 2o21 Due Date

Award – Community College Scholarships are currently set at $1,500 per program year.

Eligibility – Undergraduate students enrolled in a community college who are full-time students in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) program at the time of application at one of the Consortium Member Institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship through the Grant Verification Form. 

Community College Transfer Scholarship

In an effort to improve the postsecondary education transfer rates of students from community colleges to 4-year institutions, we offer scholarships to students who have successfully transferred to a 4-year institution from a 2-year community college.

Award – Community College Transfer Scholarships are currently set at $3,000 for the program year. A student is eligible for one scholarship upon enrollment in baccalaureate program in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) program.

Eligibility – Undergraduate students enrolled in a 4-year institution who are full-time students at the time of application at one of the Consortium Member Institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher from their previous and/or current institution. Students must demonstrate that they began their postsecondary education at a community college and enrolled for a minimum of two terms. Applicants are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship through the Grant Verification Form.

HARTFORD FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC GIVING 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

RICHARD ‘DIK’ DAYS SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a Connecticut graduating high school senior attending college full-time in the fall or a current undergraduate student, enrolled full-time in a college/university you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Qualifying applicants must also meet the minimum requirements noted in the application.

Details can be found at https://region9a.uaw.org/latest-news-region-9a/2021-richard-dik-days-scholarship-now-available.