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Connecticut Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education

Aid for Public College Students

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Connecticut
Student Attends School In: Connecticut
Other Comments: This award is to help pay for any unmet financial needs the student may have.
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Need Analysis. Applicants must be residents of CT pursuing a post secondary education at a public school.
Contact: The financial aid office of the school you wish to attend.
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml


Aid to Dependents of Deceased, Disabled, MIA Veterans

Amount: $400;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Connecticut
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: Disabled, MIA, POW, Deceased.
Contact: Program Director 29 S Main Street Town Center, Suite 300 North West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: (860) 566-2618;
Fax: (860) 561-2725

Independent College Student Grant

Amount: Up to $8,500 a year
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors and all Undergrads pursuing an education at an independent college or university.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Connecticut
Student Attends School In: Connecticut
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Need Analysis
Contact: Apply at a college financial aid office.
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Amount: $1,500;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic performance
Deadline: April 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors who have scored higher than 1400 on their SAT’s or are in the top 2% of their class.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Class Rank Percentile: Top 2%
Residency: Connecticut
Other Comments: Judging criteria consists of SAT scores, high school ranking, and financial need. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information.
Application Requirements: SAT Scores, Financial Need Analysis
Contact: File applications through high school guidance office. Applications are due by April 1.
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml

Capitol Scholarship

Amount: Up to $2,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need; Academic Achievement
Deadline: February 15.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Class Rank Percentile: Top 20%
Residency: Connecticut
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Need Analysis, Test Scores
Contact: Visit the website link listed below to find an application that can be downloaded or apply through your high school guidance counselor’s office.
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml

Tuition Aid Waiver for Veterans

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Connecticut
Student Attends School In: Connecticut
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Military Branch: U.S. Armed Forces.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: Scholarships are available to Connecticut resident veterans who are enrolled in a Connecticut college and were Connecticut residents at the time of entry into service.
Contact: The Connecticut Department of Veteran’s Affairs: http://www.ct.gov/ctva/site/default.asp
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml


Family Education Loan (FELP)

Amount: May annually borrow up to full cost of education less other aid.
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable. Based on ability to repay loan and credit history.
he Award Is Open to: Families with children enrolled at least half time in a non-profit college or university
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Connecticut
Contact: Call (800) 252-FELP (in CT) or (860) 236-1400 or visit: http://www.chesla.org
Website:
http://www.ctohe.org/StudentsFamilies/StudentsFamilies.shtml

 

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