Financial Aid

The purpose of the financial aid program at CT State Manchester is to provide financial access to the college for as many eligible students as current funding will allow.

Update Your School Code Now!

Login to to review your outstanding financial aid items and update your school code to 007635* on  Watch a quick video in English(Opens new window) or Spanish(Opens new window) on how to update the school code. Need further assistance? Contact your local Financial Aid office, visit or go to the Financial Aid Guide.

*School code will identify as Capital Community College; it will be updated to CT State later this year.

Many students need educational financial assistance for various reasons and the Financial Aid office is available to help you meet the basic expenses of tuition and fees. Even if you feel you may not be eligible for aid, we encourage all students to apply for it using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available starting in October of the previous year (example: if applying for Fall 2022, FAFSA is available starting October 2021).

Important Announcement for 2023-24 FAFSA Applicants:  If you are intending on applying for federal financial aid for the Fall 2023 semester and beyond, you must use federal school code 007635 on your 2023-24 FAFSA.  We are aware that this federal school code will identify Capital Community College on the FAFSA, however we have been advised that the US Department of Education will update the college name on the FAFSA later in the year.  If you do not list federal school code 007635 on your 2023-24 FAFSA, we will be unable to process your financial aid application for your Fall 2023 semester and the 2023-2024 academic year. 

An Important Note About Your Student Email

As soon as you are admitted, be sure to use your student email when communicating with Financial Aid and other offices and campus personnel.  It is the only way to ensure we can safeguard the privacy of your student records.  There will be a number of actions you can take and processes you can complete online working with different offices at Manchester, Financial Aid among them.  Note that the Financial Aid office can only conduct business with you through your student email account.

Submitting Documents to the Financial Aid Office

CT State Manchester, in partnership with ScanOptics, provides a digital portal for students to securely upload documents and supporting information to the campus.  This is an easy and secure method for students to transfer information, while also reducing the volume of physical confidential documents and
information that are sent through mail and email.  Students can access the ScanOptics portal at using their NetID and password.  DO NOT submit documents through this portal if you have been asked to submit supporting documentation to Inceptia (Verification Gateway) for your file verification.  If selected for verification, be sure to submit your documents through your Verification Gateway account.

Information Sessions

FAFSA Help Sessions

The FAFSA Help Sessions are designed to provide current and prospective students with free, one-on-one assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admissions Information Sessions

Attendees will learn about the entire enrollment process, transfer options, academic programs, student support services, financial aid, and have the ability to ask questions.

Register now to attend a FAFSA Help Session or Admissions Information Session


CONNTAC is yet another resource.  CONNTAC Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded program that provides free educational counseling, career planning services and FAFSA completion help to individuals throughout Connecticut.  Learn more at

You can obtain more information about CONNTAC and how to receive one-on-one assistance with your FAFSA at the Financial Aid office.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money in the form of grants, employment and loans that is available to students to help pay the cost of attending a college, university, or vocational/technical school. Financial aid comes from the federal government, which is the largest provider of aid, as well as state governments, schools and a variety of the public and private sources.

The prime objective of the Financial Aid office is to meet the basic expenses of tuition and fees of Manchester students. In addition, many recipients qualify for assistance to cover additional educational expenses, such as books, supplies and transportation costs. Many students supplement their grant aid from Manchester with employment earnings and Federal Direct Loans that more fully meet their expenses for room, board, transportation, personal health and child care costs.

Applying for Financial Aid

Read more about applying for financial aid.


You may be selected by the U.S. Department of Education or the Financial Aid office for a process called verification. When selected for verification, your file will be considered incomplete until you submit requested documentation for review.

Manchester’s Verification Gateway portal can be found at If selected for verification, create your account and complete your file for review as soon as possible. Go to Verification with Inceptia for full details.

Types of Financial Aid

Read more about the two main types of financial aid.

Aid for Undocumented Students

Students without legal immigration status that meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements, along with an affidavit with the institution they are attending about their intent to legalize their immigration status when they are eligible to do so, may be eligible for institutional need-based financial aid.  This began in the 2018-19 aid year for veterans and Spring 2020 more broadly; this does not apply to non-immigrant visa holders.

Read more about aid for undocumented students

Understanding Your Award

Read more about understanding your financial aid award


Office Contact Information

Phone: 860-512-3380
Fax: 860-512-3381

Location: Student Services Center, L177

Financial Aid Office
CT State Manchester
Great Path, MS #11
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Business Hours

Office Hours*
Day Time
Monday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

*The above schedule is subject to change.  Please call ahead or email to discuss your need for assistance as staff may be available remotely.