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 are joining forces to host several FREE FAFSA workshops for students and their families. There will be more to come on the list below.
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 high school students across the state.
Thurs., Oct. 13 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Tues., Oct. 18 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Wed., Oct. 26 — 6 pm — Solo en Español. Regístrese aquí.
Sat., Nov. 5 — 11 am — Open to all. Register here.
Thurs., Nov. 10 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Wed., Nov. 16 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Sat. Nov. 26 — 11 am — Open to all. Register here.
Tues., Dec. 13 — 6 pm — Solo en Español. Regístrese aquí.
Wed., Jan. 18 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Thurs., Jan. 26 — 6 pm — Open to all. Register here.
Wed., Oct. 12 — 8 am — Only for Hill Regional Career High School Seniors.*ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Mon., Oct. 17 — 6 pm — Only for Glastonbury High School Seniors.
Thur., Oct. 20 — 6 pm — Only for New Haven Academy Seniors.
Sat., Oct. 22 — 10 am — Norwalk Community College (188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT). Open to all. Register here.
Tues., Oct. 25 — 5:30 pm — Only for High School in the Community Seniors.
Wed., Nov. 2 — 4 pm — Fitch High School (101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton, CT). Open to all. Register here.
Hosting a FAFSA Workshop? Register Your FAFSA CT Workshop Here!
Financial aid professionals interested in volunteering can register HERE.
College Access Events
There will be an array of online events coming up for 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 Free Application Day
ECMC The College Place CT Events
Fri., Aug. 5 — 4:30 pm — How to make a college listFor questions regarding the ECMC The College Place sessions, please contact Holly Franquet.
Mon., Aug. 8 — 4:30 pm — How to look at college websites
Wed., Aug. 10 — 4:30 pm — How to do the Common App
Thu., Aug. 18 — 4:30 pm — How to prep for the SAT
Fri., Aug. 19 — 4:30 pm — How to write a college essay
Tue., Aug. 23 — 4:30 pm — How to apply for financial aid
Wed., Aug. 24 — 4:30 pm — How to find scholarships
Wed., Sept. 7 — 5:00 pm — Finding the right college
Tue., Sept. 13 — 5:00 pm — Paying for college
Thu., Sept. 22 — 5:00 pm — Finding scholarships — Register here.
Mon., Sept. 26 — 5:00 pm — FAFSA demo — Register here.
Quinnipiac University Events*
Wed., Oct. 19 — 6:00 pm (Virtual) — College 101: Common App Workshop — Register here.
Wed., Nov. 2 — 6:00 pm (New Haven Location TBA) — College Essay 101 Workshop — Register here.*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.