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Check your Eligibility

In order to be considered for financial assistance at Naugatuck Valley Community College, you must meet certain eligibility requirements:

    • You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or an Eligible Non-citizen (see below)
    • Male Students, ages 18-25, must be registered for Selective Service (you will be given the ability to register during the FAFSA filing process)
    • You must have a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) High School Equivalency Diploma. You will be asked to indicate this on your FAFSA.
    • You must be matriculated into an eligible degree or certificate program
    • You must not be in default on any federal educational loans or owe a refund on a federal grant
    • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • You must not have been convicted of a drug offense while receiving financial aid


Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen

You are considered a citizen or eligible non-citizen if you fit into one of the following categories:

    • You are a U.S. Citizen (either born or naturalized)
    • You are a U.S. National (includes natives of America, Samoa or Swains' Island)
    • You are a U.S. Permanent Resident with an Alien Registration Receipt Card

You are not considered a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, but have an I-94 or I-94A with one of the following designations:

    • Refugee
    • Asylum granted
    • Indefinite Parole
    • Humanitarian Parole
    • Cuban-Haitian entrant, status pending
    • Conditional entrant (valid only if issued BEFORE April 1, 1980)

If you meet these criteria, you are eligible to complete a FAFSA beginning October 1 of each year.

DACA Students - Update

  • Delayed Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - For CSCU's position on DACA, legal and community resources, and a frequently asked questions area, please review the CSCU web page.