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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
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
Roberta B. Willis Need-Based Scholarship Program
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 Need-Based Grant Program
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. College costs other than tuition – such as for books, fees, parking, and room and board – are not waived
For additional information contact the participating institutions or visit: ohe.ct.gov/vet
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; call 860-947-1855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) is a quasi-public state authority created to help students and their families finance the cost of higher education.
Eligibility – Family with student enrolled at least half-time in a CT public or non-profit private college or a CT resident enrolled at least half-time in a public or non-profit private college anywhere in the U.S. may annually borrow up to full cost of education less other aid at a low fixed interest rate of 4.59%. Family only pays interest during in-school years. Upon completion of college, the loan is paid off over 140 months.
Apply through the CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA).
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