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 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.

Click here for the bilingual FAFSA CT flyer.

Haga clic aquí para obtener el folleto bilingüe de FAFSA CT.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS
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.


IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS
To Be Announced

Financial aid professionals interested in volunteering can register HERE.


Hosting a FAFSA Workshop? Register Your FAFSA CT Workshop 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. Seniors who attend the workshops with Quinnipiac University will receive an application fee waiver.

Fri., Aug. 5 — 4:30 pm — How to make a college list — Register here.
Mon., Aug. 8 — 4:30 pm — How to look at college websites — Register here.
Wed., Aug. 10 — 4:30 pm — How to do the Common App — Register here.
Thu., Aug. 18 — 4:30 pm — How to prep for the SAT — Register here.
Fri., Aug. 19 — 4:30 pm — How to write a college essay — Register here.
Tue., Aug. 23 — 4:30 pm — How to apply for financial aid — Register here.
Wed., Aug. 24 — 4:30 pm — How to find scholarships — Register here.

For questions regarding these sessions, please contact Holly Franquet at hfranquet@ecmc.org.


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