Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

APPEAL PROCEDURES

You may discuss a review of your financial aid with a financial aid counselor. He or she will review your situation and counsel you on any necessary steps concerning possible appeal procedures.


CENSUS DATE

The Financial Aid Office monitors enrollment through the third week of classes. Financial aid may be reduced or cancelled if you drop credit hours.

 

CHANGING ENROLLMENT AND FINANCIAL AID

Changing your enrollment status, or the number of credit hours you are enrolled in, at any time in the semester may impact your financial aid eligibility.

 

EMAIL POLICY

Email is our primary means for official communication to students. Students have a responsibility to check their email on a regular basis. For the full email policy, please visit the Connecticut State University System Email Policy.

 

FINANCIAL AID CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS

For federal, state of Connecticut, and CCSU need-based aid eligibility, a student must be a U.S. citizen or "eligible" non-citizen. Check out this section for more information about determining citizenship status for financial aid purposes.


COURSE PARTICIPATION

The University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure student financial aid recipients have commenced course participation to be eligible for financial aid. 

 

MILITARY ACTIVATION INFORMATION

For those students who are called to active duty while enrolled in the University, here is some additional military activation information.


REQUIRED ENROLLMENT FOR FINANCIAL AID

Eligibility for Federal and state of Connecticut student aid for each semester at CCSU will be based on the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled as of the end of the third week of classes in the fall and spring semesters and at the end of second week of classes in summer sessions.

 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE APPEALS

Speak with a counselor if your family's financial situation is not accurately reflected on the FAFSA. It may be possible to submit a Special Circumstances Form and have financial aid eligibility recalculated. Form available in June.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CCSU Financial Aid Terms and Conditions