PACT is "last-dollar funding, meaning it covers the gap between the federal and state grants you receive (Pell and Roberta Willis grants), and the cost of attending community college (tuition and mandatory fees). In order to receive PACT funding, go through the normal process of applying, registering for classes (12+ credits), and filling out the FAFSA. Entry into the program will continue to be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
PACT funding for the spring 2021 semester has ended. However, qualified students who attend in the Spring will remain eligible for PACT funding in future semesters. Federal, state, and institutional aid is still currently available.
PACT is our Pledge to Advance Connecticut through a unified, consistent community college system that is accessible, inclusive, and affordable-while maintaining excellence in education. We invite Connecticut residents to gain a degree or certificate towards reaching full potential, and creating a future filled with opportunity and achievement. An investment in education pays off not only for individuals, but for our state as a whole.
PACT is our pledge to support the state's advancement - with productive citizens and skilled workers who can fill the many jobs developed by our innovative business community. PACT is our pledge to advance the unity of our communities, working together to ensure Connecticut maintains its competitive edge; holding high standards and strengthening its entrepreneurial, innovative, and inventive spirit.
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