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Financial Aid Resources

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

The financial aid offices administer most Connecticut sources of student financial aid at Connecticut's Institution of Higher Education. Connecticut residents who wish to apply for financial aid should contact college financial aid offices.

State Grant Opportunities

  • Roberta B. Willis Need-Based Grant Program - is for CT residents who attend a CT public or non-profit private college. Recipients must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the allowable range.

Scholarships Opportunities:

  • Roberta B. Willis Need-Merit Scholarship Program - is for CT residents who are a high school senior or graduate with a high school junior year class rank of 20% or better and/or SAT scores of at least 1200 or ACT score of at least 25. Recipients must attend a CT public or non-profit private college.

Institutional Scholarships

Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.

Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.


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Hartford, CT 06103-1841,

Phone: 860-947-1800


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