PACT: Connecticut’s Program for FREE Community College

Connecticut Community Colleges are launching a free community college program that begins Fall 2020. The deadline is now extended - on a first-come, first-served basis as ​long as funding is available. Fall classes begin August 26.

It is open to all Connecticut residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated or will graduate from a Connecticut High School*
  • Are attending college for the first time**
  • Complete the FAFSA and accept all financial aid awards
  • Attend community college full-time
  • Once enrolled, remain in good academic standing

How do I apply?

  • Apply online
  • Complete your FAFSA
  • There is no separate application for PACT
**First college course must take place in the fall 2020 semester. Taking your first college class in the summer will disqualify you from participating in PACT. 

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