**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
  • Once enrolled, remain in good academic standing
  • Register for classes by July 15th for the Fall semester or November 24th for the Spring semester (for priority access to funding)

How do I apply?

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

Spring classes begin January 22nd
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* GED and home-schooled students also qualify
** College credits earned while in high school do not disqualify students from PACT