Connecticut’s Program for FREE Community College

Connecticut Community Colleges are launching a FREE Community College program that begins in Fall 2020.

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 by July 15th 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. 

Fall classes begin August 26th

Complete the FAFSA by July 15, 2020 to be eligible.

For more information visit


Pact "Debt Free College" Information Sessions Via Webex

Fridays at 8:30am

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Meeting number (access code): 193 819 116

Meeting password: Pcfj52JSTM7

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

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Meeting number (access code): 193 195 206

Meeting password: 5Efz4JaYmt3


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