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Cost should never be a barrier to college. We’re here to help!

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CT State's low tuition makes earning a degree, certificate, or college credit very affordable.

We always encourage our students to complete a FAFSA each year as a first form of payment. Many of our students qualify for financial aid grants that come from federal, state, and institutional resources that are only available when you complete a FAFSA. Other students seek out private scholarships from national, state, or local agencies that are sent directly to our college.

Campus Foundations

Campus foundations award scholarships to eligible students within their home campus. Since each foundation award contains its own separate criteria, we encourage you to visit your home campus link below to learn more about which awards you may qualify for.

Outside Scholarships

Many students seek out scholarship opportunities to supplement college costs, including tuition, fees and books.

Scholarship Resources

There are many free resources available to assist you in your search to lower your college costs. Start your search for scholarships by browsing through the following scholarship search engines. Make sure you review the requirements of each scholarship to see if you qualify!

We always have outside organizations contact us with scholarship opportunities. Make sure you check in with the Financial Aid Office frequently for any updates.

  • FastWeb - Marketed as the leading scholarship database, FastWeb provides targeted searches for high school and college students alike.
  • FinAid - Provides various scholarship listings, including featured providers and groups.
  • Upromise - Provides college savings plans and cash rewards targeted at paying down student loans.
  • Scholarship America - Identified as the nation's largest nonprofit, private scholarship organization. The search is easy, with filters by state and availability.
  • College Scholarships - Offers a broad array of funding opportunities without asking any direct information from you.