The Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (RWSP) Scholarship Grant - This grant is available to Connecticut residents who are undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program. The student must be registered for at least half-time (6 or more credits) per semester to qualify. It is a grant, so it does not have to be repaid. Go to www.ctdhe.org for more information on other types of financial aid programs for State of Connecticut residents.
Federal Pell Grants (PELL) - Eligibility is based on financial need. Only those students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and are not in default on Title IV funding are eligible for this grant. A Pell Grant is not a loan, so it does not have to be repaid. It can be used for tuition, books, and living expenses.
The maximum Pell Grant awarded for 2016-2017 is $5,815 based on 12 credits (full-time status). The Pell Grant is prorated for less than full-time attendance.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) - Students who receive the Pell Grant and have the lowest expected family contribution may be considered for the FSEOG. Awards range from $200 - 4,000 per academic year depending upon the college funding levels. Only those students who have not earned a bachelor's degree are eligible. This grant does not have to be repaid.