Please contact the QVCC Financial Aid Office with your questions: 


Financial Aid Night Presentation

We are committed to reducing economic barriers to higher education.

Financial assistance is provided primarily through federal grants, state grants, scholarships, and work study.

More than 65% of QVCC students receive some aid.

Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need of the student as assessed through a federal formula.
Types of Assistance

Programs of Financial Aid described herein are subject to change due to Federal, State and local regulations or funding fluctuations.

Stafford Loans: QVCC no longer participates in this program. Read more

Federal Pell Grant Program (PELL)
These grants, based upon financial need, are intended to be the "foundation" of a financial aid package, and may be combined with other forms of aid to meet the direct cost of education. Generally, Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
This program provides grants to eligible students demonstrating financial need. Preference is given to students with exceptional need.

Connecticut Aid for Public College Students (CAPS)
State of Connecticut grants are awarded to Connecticut resident students who have serious financial need. Grants range up to the direct cost of education (tuition, fees, books) per academic year and are based on satisfactory academic progress, financial need, and the availability of funds.

Quinebaug Valley Community College Grant Program (CCG)
This State program allows for the remission of tax-supported tuition, fees, and cost of books for resident students who demonstrate substantial financial need.

Governors Scholarship (GOVSC)
The Office of Higher Education established this scholarship program to annually make need-based financial aid and need-based merit aid available to eligible Connecticut residents enrolled as undergraduates at Connecticut’s public and nonprofit independent institutions of higher education. 

Capitol Scholarship
This need based scholarship program is available to qualified students who are residents of Connecticut or enrolled in the New England Student Regional Program and plan to enroll as full-time students.  Awards are given to students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need.  This scholarship if sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.  More information is available at

Federal College Work-Study Program (FCWS)
This program provides college jobs for students with financial need. Students must be enrolled with a minimum of 6 credits each semester. Hours may be arranged to suit a student’s academic schedule.

  • Any student seeking work-study employment should contact the Financial Aid Office.


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