CONNECTICUT’S PROGRAM FOR FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

 

**The continuation of this program is dependent on the determination of funding from the state legislature**

It is open to all Connecticut residents, who meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated or will graduate from a Connecticut High School*
  • Attending college for the first time**
  • Complete the FAFSA process (including verification) and accept all financial aid awards before priority deadline
  • Attend community college full-time
  • Register for classes by July 15th for the Fall semester or November 24th for the Spring semester (for priority access to funding)
  • Once enrolled, remain in good academic standing

How do I apply?

In order to be registered for classes by the PACT deadline, it is recommended that prospective students complete an application to the college and the FAFSA process BEFORE July to attend in the Fall, or BEFORE November to attend in the Spring. See the steps below: 

  • Apply online to NCCC
  • Complete your FAFSA process
  • Follow all eligibility guidelines above
  • (There is no separate application for PACT)

Fall classes begin Thursday, August 26th
For more information go to http://www.ct.edu/pact

* GED and home-schooled students also qualify
** College credits earned while in high school do not disqualify students from PACT