Asnuntuck Community College makes available to its students a variety of financial assistance programs. The objective of the student financial aid program at ACC is to provide financial aid to those students who, without such assistance, would not be able to pursue their program of study at the College.
For this reason, all grant aid awarded by the College is based on financial need. Financial need is determined through the use of a financial need analysis system approved annually by the U.S. Department of Education. Utilizing federal, state, and institutional dollars, the College offers grant, work-study, and loan programs.
Our contact information is:
Phone: (860) 253-3030
Fax: (860) 253-3029
Grants are gifts of aid to students, which normally would not have to be repaid. However, if a student completely withdraws from classes before the 60% point of the semester, the student will owe a partial repayment to the Federal government for any Title IV funds received (Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)),* and Federal Direct Loans. Other available grants include Connecticut Aid for Public (CAP) College Students Grant and Asnuntuck Community College Grant (ACC).
*For more detailed information, see Refunds/Return of Title IV Funds in the current Program and Course Schedule or contact the Financial Aid Office.
The College 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.
Asnuntuck participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized) and PLUS loans (for parents). Please remember that all loans need to be repaid with interest.
More information on these loans can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans.
Steps to Receive Loan Funds
- Students must accept all or a portion of their student loan eligibility through www.my.Commnet.edu using Banner Self Service.
- First time Direct Loan borrowers must complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Promissory Note for undergraduate student loans and notify Asnuntuck Community College at studentloans.gov.
- All loan borrowers are required to participate in a Financial Literacy Workshop. Please contact the financial aid office for more information.
GRADUATION RATE AND JOB PLACEMENT DISCLOSURES:
The Gainful Employment Act requires institutions of Higher Education to disclose their total program costs, loan repayment rates, graduates’ debt-to-earnings ratio and other critical consumer information to help students better choose the gainful employment program that’s right for them.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID:
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or a Renewal FAFSA at http://fafsa.ed.gov.
Once your information is processed, it will be sent to us electronically. You will then receive an e-mail from us requesting documents necessary to complete your Financial Aid file.
To view your application or award status, go to www.my.commnet.edu. Enter your NetID and password and click Login. Choose the Student tab. Click the Student Self Service link, choose Asnuntuck and then choose Financial Aid.
FEDERAL VERIFICATION PROCESS:
If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email to your school email account where you will be directed to complete one of the following forms and submit the appropriate supporting documentation.