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Financial Aid Office

Eligibility Requirements for Grants & Loans


In order to be considered for financial assistance at Norwalk Community College, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, they are as follows:


  • You must complete a a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA)

  • You must be a US Citizen or an Eligible Non-citizen (see below)

  • Male Students, ages 18-25, must be registered for Selective Service

  • You must have a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) High School Equivalency Diploma

  • You must be matriculated into a degree or certificate program

  • You may 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 (see below)


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 US Citizen
  • You are a US National (includes natives of America, Samoa or Swains' Island)
  • You are a US Permanent resident with an Alien Registration Receipt Card
  • You are not a US 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)