quinebaug valley community college

Financial Aid Application Tips

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office

Gloria Rivera
Associate Director of Financial Aid

More than 65% of QVCC students receive some aid.

At QVCC, we are committed to reducing economic barriers to higher education.

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

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

Helpful hints for the FAFSA

  1. Make sure all social security numbers, date of births and name spellings are accurate. If they are not, your FAFSA will not be processed.
  2. Include your parents’ and/or step-parents’ data if required (see above). Without this information, your FAFSA will not be processed.
  3. If you are able to, make sure you use the IRS data-match functions.
  4. List the QVCC—school code 010530—as the school to receive the information. If QVCC is not listed, we will not get your financial aid information.
  5. Complete the FAFSA fully and then click on the button to “Submit my FAFSA Now.” You will get a confirmation code that your FAFSA has been submitted. Make sure you write the confirmation number down.
  6. We will receive your FAFSA approximately two weeks after you apply. Make sure that you are in a financial aid eligible program at QVCC.  In addition, keep your tax returns in a safe place. If the federal government selects you for verification, you will have to provide a tax return transcript form the IRS
    Monitor your financial aid through your myCommNet account