College Readiness for the High School Class of 2023

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation dispersing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds annually to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. The application opens on October 1.

Connecticut College Bound (#CTCollegeBound) is an initiative created through partnership of the Connecticut State Department of Education, the College Board, New Haven Promise, the Connecticut Association of Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, ECMC The College Place, and the University of Connecticut.

These organizations have joined forces to host FREE FAFSA workshops for students and their families.

Financial aid professionals will be available to help students and families navigate the process of need-based federal aid. Those who sign up will receive a checklist of items that they will need to successfully complete the process. These events are open to all high school students across the state.

Click here for a bilingual FAFSA CT flyer. Haga clic aquí para el folleto bilingüe de FAFSA CT.


Tues., Dec. 13 — 6 pm — Solo en Español. Regístrese aquí.
Wed., Jan. 18 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Weds., Jan. 11 — 6:30 pm — Open to all. Hosted by Quinnipiac University. Register here.
Thurs., Jan. 26 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.


Thurs., Jan. 12 — 6:00 pm — ONLY for Plainfield High School Seniors.
Sat., Jan. 21 — 9:00 am — ONLY for Francis T. Maloney High School Seniors.



Thurs., Oct. 13 — 6 pm — Virtual. Open to all.
Tues., Oct. 18 — 6 pm — Virtual. Open to all.
Wed., Oct. 26 — 6 pm — Virtual. Solo en Español.
Sat., Nov. 5 — 11 am — Virtual. Open to all.
Thurs., Nov. 10 — 6 pm — Virtual. Open to all.
Tues., Nov. 15 — 6:30 pm — Virtual. Open to all. Hosted by Quinnipiac University.
Wed., Nov. 16 — 6 pm — Virtual. Open to all.
Sat. Nov. 26 — 11 am — Virtual. Open to all.

Wed., Oct. 12 — 8 am — Hill Regional Career High School Seniors.
Mon., Oct. 17 — 6 pm — Glastonbury High School Seniors.
Thur., Oct. 20 — 6 pm — New Haven Academy Seniors.
Sat., Oct. 22 — 10 am — Open to all. Norwalk Community College.
Tues., Oct. 25 — 5:30 pm — Open to all. High School in the Community.
Wed., Nov. 2 — 4 pm — Open to all. Fitch High School.
Thurs., Nov. 3 — 10 am — Open to all. New Haven Adult Education.
Thurs., Nov. 17 — 4:00 pm — Hartford Public High School Seniors.
Sat., Nov. 19 — 9 am — Open to all. Bristol Central High School Seniors.
Sat., Nov. 19 — 11 am — Naugatuck High School Seniors.
Tues., Nov. 29 — 4:00 pm — Junta Undocu College Financial Aid Night
Wed., Nov. 30 — 6:00 pm — ONLY for Rockville High School Seniors.
Thurs., Dec. 1 — 6:00 pm — ONLY for West Hartford High Schools Seniors (Conard High School and Hall High School).
Thurs., Dec. 1 — 6:00 pm — ONLY for Plainville High Schools Seniors.
Sat., Dec. 3 — 10 am — Open to all. Southern Connecticut State University.

Are You Hosting a FAFSA Workshop? Register Your FAFSA CT Workshop Here!

For details regarding the support we offer, please click the workshop registration link above.

College Access Events

There will be an array of online events coming up for all students who have specific interests as they relate to college-going and the associated costs, thanks to ECMC The College Place Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. Experienced professionals will be available to guide you and answer questions. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the event.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, November 15th – CT State Universities Fee Free Application Day

Quinnipiac University Events*

Wed., Oct. 19 — 6:00 pm (Virtual) — College 101: Common App Workshop
Wed., Nov. 2 — 6:00 pm (Metropolitan Business Academy, 115 Water St., New Haven, CT) — College Essay 101 Workshop

*Seniors who attend the workshops with Quinnipiac University will receive an application fee waiver. For questions regarding the Quinnipiac University workshops, please contact Randy Ferguson.

ECMC The College Place CT Events

ECMC The College Place is a free college access center that helps students of all ages in Connecticut. They cover topics from making a college list, how to complete the Common App, SAT prep advice, paying for college, finding scholarships, and more! Connect with TCP at

For questions regarding the ECMC The College Place sessions, please contact Holly Franquet.