The Financial Aid Mission Statement

The mission of the financial Aid Office is to process applications for financial aid according to Fedral and State regulation in a fair and equitable manner. We strive to eliminate economic barriers to help ensure each student's successful matriculation at this institution in an effort to afford equal access to a postsecondary education.

Moreover, ever mindful of all ethnic and cultural diversities, we procees with a sensitivity to and understanding of their personal and educational needs.

Important News


Students May Still Be Eligible for CARES Act Assistance

There’s good news for Gateway Community College students who did not fill out a FAFSA: They may still be eligible to receive a CARES Act Cash Assistance. Click here to learn more!

GCC's Federal Verification Process

We have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway (VG) online portal. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email at the email address you provided on the FAFSA. If no email was provided, you will receive an introductory postcard. The postcard will have our school logo along with Inceptia’s, so you will know it is official. Failure to provide the requested documents could result in the delay or denial of financial aid.

Update for Students with Financial Aid

Financial Aid awarding is underway and applications are processed in the order they were received. While Gateway Community College accepts applications all year, in order to ensure priority consideration, your application should be completed as soon as possible.

  • Financial Aid students should check their status in my.CommNet in mid-April, and complete any outstanding requirements to finalize their award.
  • Financial Aid Students should track their site to make sure a Financial Aid Award is on their account before registering for classes; if not, there is a payment plan option.
  • Students should not register unless they are ready to make a payment at that time.
  • You must complete your FAFSA form on the web! The website is You will get your results back sooner by applying online.
  • If you don't already have a FSA ID, you can create one when logging into the FAFSA website and clicking the link "Create an FSA ID". You'll need a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parents should also apply for a FSA ID so they can electronically sign your FAFSA.
  • To apply for Financial Aid, you must complete a FAFSA using your Federal Taxes and W2 form(s) from two years ago.
  • The student as well as parents must have completed their Federal Tax returns from two years ago.

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. Please note that appointments can be limited. 

Must I apply each year?

Eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next. Therefore, you must reapply for aid each award year by completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Getting Your IRS Transcript

  • To obtain a copy of your Federal Tax transcript and W2 forms online, go to the IRS website at
  • To obtain a copy by phone, contact the IRS at (844) 545-5640 and follow the voice prompt.
  • To obtain a copy by mail, mail the IRS form 4506-T (or form 4506-T-EZ) to, or request a copy in person at, 150 Court Street, New Haven, CT 06511. IRS forms are also available online at


Federal Work Study Application

Click here for Job Descriptions

Attend a FAFSA Workshop

At this time the Financial Aid Office is not offering one on one workshops. If you would like one on one assistance with completing the FAFSA application please contact Gateway’s Educational Counselor.

Bryce McKinzie

Phone: 203-903-8379


COVID-19 Adjust Income for FAFSA

Net Price Calculator

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


Helpful Links

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is a basic form provided by the federal government for all federal aid programs.
Financial Aid and scholarship wizard, career Finder, college savings calculator and other publications.
is a free service to students and parents. This website is a database of 180,000 scholarships offered by associations, corporations, service clubs and other private sources. It asks questions about you and then provides a list of scholarships for which you might qualify

Features information for scholarships and other sources of financial aid. Articles include tips and advice on applying for scholarships.

Student loan repayment guide

Undocumented Student Financial Aid Application

For information about Undocumented students and the criteria to apply, Click Here!