Students receive financial aid from a variety of sources. You may be eligible for assistance from the federal or state government, civic or church groups, your parents’ employer or union, or colleges themselves. The beginning of your senior year in high school is the best time to start inquiring about financial aid. Your best sources of information are the financial aid offices at the colleges you wish to attend. As you research colleges, make sure to visit each college's financial aid webpage. Make a note of all deadlines, and what financial aid forms are required.
The Roberta B. Willis Need-Based Grant Program is open to Connecticut residents who attend a Connecticut public or non-profit private college who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit the FAFSA to apply. Awards are offered to full-time students in 2- or 4- year programs of study. Up to $4,500 for full-time study in a 2- or 4-year program of study is offered.