Connecticut’s Program for Free Community College

Connecticut’s Program for Free Community College

Connecticut State Community Colleges are offering free college tuition through the PACT grant for the Fall 2020 semester ONLY TO FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME STUDENTS ENROLLING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FALL OF 2020.

PACT is “last-dollar funding,” meaning it covers the gap between the federal and state grants you receive (Pell and Roberta Willis grants), and the cost of attending community college (tuition and mandatory fees).

In order to receive PACT funding, go through the normal process of applying, registering, and filling out the FAFSA. Students need to complete the entire enrollment process by July 15th which includes not only admissions, but placement, financial aid, and class registration. This could take 1-2 weeks to complete so it is crucial students are not waiting to start their applications.

Complete the FAFSA by July 15, 2020 to become PACT eligible.

To find out if you are eligible to apply for free college education, visit www.ct.edu/pact.

The absolute application deadline is July 15, 2020.

If you have questions, email pact@ct.edu or call 860-723-0000.