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PACT funding covers the gap between federal and state grants you receive, and community college tuition and mandatory fees. To receive PACT funding, apply, register for classes (12+ credits), and fill out the FAFSA. Entry into the program will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

How to Qualify?

Complete by July 15 for priority consideration

  • CT High School Graduate
    Be a CT High School Graduate, GED and home schooled students qualify
  • First-Time College Student
    Be a first-time college student
  • Completed FAFSA
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to package federal, state and often institutional aid and accept all awards
  • Attend Full-Time
    Attend community college full-time (12+ credits/semester)
  • Degree or Certificate Program
    Participate in a degree or credit-bearing certificate program
  • Good Academic Standing
    Once Enrolled, remain in good academic standing

Get Started

Complete by July 15 for priority consideration

  • Select a College
    12 convenient locations and hundreds of areas of study
  • Apply Online
    Apply online at your selected college
  • Complete the FAFSA
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to package federal, state and often institutional aid and accept all awards
  • Register for 12+ credits
    Students must apply and register for 12+ credits
  • Good Academic Standing
    Once Enrolled, remain in good academic standing

The following list of Degrees & Certificates are covered by PACT:

BUSINESS & HOSPITALITY

HEALTH CAREERS

HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ARTS

MANUFACTURING & APPLIED ARTS

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC SERVICE

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATH)

Frequently Asked Questions

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