Connecticut Financial Aid
For information on the programs outlined below and all types of financial aid available to students in Connecticut, including scholarships, grants, work study, loans, and loan forgiveness programs, contact:
Office for Higher Education
Student Financial Aid
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Roberta B. Willis Scholarship
Eligibility – Connecticut residents who are high school seniors or graduates, with a high school junior year class rank of 20 percent or better and/or SAT scores of at least 1200 or ACT score of at least 25. Students must attend a Connecticut public or private, not-for-profit, college or university.
Award – up to $5,250 a year for full-time attendance in a 4-year program, or up to $4,650 a year for full-time attendance in a 2-year program.
Applications are available through the high school guidance office.
Roberta B. Willis Scholarship
Eligibility – Connecticut residents who attend a Connecticut public or private, not-for-profit, college or university. Students must also have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the allowable range.
Award – up to $4,500 for full-time study in a 2- or 4-year program of study.
For more information contact the college financial aid office
Veterans Tuition Waivers
Eligibility – a veteran who has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, has 90 days active military duty during war, has been accepted for admission to a Connecticut public college or university and has resided in Connecticut for at least one year upon enrolling in college.
Award – waiver of tuition at a 2- or 4-year Connecticut public college or university.
For additional information contact the participating institutions or visit: ctohe.org/vet
Troops to Teachers
Eligibility – military personnel transitioning from active duty or selected reserve units who wish to obtain teacher certification.
Award – certification training stipends of up to $5,000 and placement bonuses of up to $10,000 for military personnel who meet program criteria and agree to teach for a minimum of three years in a Connecticut public school. Additional benefits include referral and placement assistance.
Applications are available at proudtoserveagain.com.
CT Minority Teacher Incentive Grant
Eligibility - be a full-time college junior or senior of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage nominated by an Education Dean (or appropriate official) at whichever participating college you attend and begin teaching in a Connecticut public school within 16 months of graduation to receive the annual stipend.
CT resident who attends a CT public or non-profit private college. Recipient must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the allowable range.
Award - up to $5,000 a year for the final two years of full-time study to minority undergraduates enrolled in a Connecticut teacher preparation program. The program also provides eligible students with up to $2,500 in yearly stipends for up to four years of teaching in a Connecticut public elementary or secondary school.
For additional information contact your college financial aid office for filing deadlines.