Financial Aid

Getting Started

To apply for Financial Aid, you must complete a 2013-2014 FAFSA using your 2012 Federal Taxes and W2's.  To obtain a copy of your Federal Tax returns and W-2 forms please refer to the IRS website at, contact the IRS at (800) 829-0922, or request a copy in person at 150 Court Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  If you need assistance filing your application electronically, please call The Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243 or Gateway's Financial Aid Office at (203) 285-2030 to schedule an appointment.

Important News

Update for students with Financial Aid

Financial Aid awarding is under way and applications are processed in the order they were received.  Fin Aid students should proceed normally with the registration process.  Fin Aid students should check their status in myCommNet in mid-April and complete any outstanding requirements to finalize their award.

FAFSA on the Web for 2013-2014

You can now fill out your FAFSA form on the web! You will get your results back sooner by applying online. The website for 2013-2014 is

If you don't already have a PIN, you can apply for one now at You'll need a PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parents should also apply for a PIN so they can electronically sign your FAFSA.  Duplicate PINs can also be obtained from this website.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides students with personalized and consistent information about college costs.


Financial Aid Workshops

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