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Family Economic Security Program

Family Economic Security Program (FESP)

GCCs Family Economic Security Program (FESP) is a grant-funded program that provides students with academic, career, financial and personal support.

The goal of FESP is to offer wrap-around services to support students through certificate and/or degree completion.

The criteria for FESP participants is as follows:

  • Must be registered at GCC for upcoming semester
  • Completed at least 9 credits AND have at least two semesters remaining
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Be currently employed full-time or part-time

Benefits for FESP participants:

  • One-on-one coaching (financial, academic and career)
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Professional development workshops
  • On campus family events
  • Early course registration
  • Scholarships
  • Networking skills

We thank the following funders for their support of FESP:

Wells Fargo Foundation
Gateway Community College
Gateway Community College Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Carolyn Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Andrew Sorbo



What are my responsibilities as a FESP participant?

  • Attend an orientation your first semester of acceptance
  • Meet with your achievement coach three times per semester
  • Participate in one professional development workshop every semester

How do I maintain my status as a FESP participant?

  • Successfully complete your semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Fulfill your obligation to meet with your coach three times per semester
  • Attend 1 professional development workshop every semester
  • Be registered for the following semester
  • * See participation agreement for more information.