The FAFSA form is critical for students who might receive financial aid for college.
Fewer high school seniors are applying for college financial aid, largely due to the uncertainty of the COVID era.
A years-long campaign to allow undocumented students to receive financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges almost certainly will not achieve its goal this year, and its future chances are in doubt.
One activist’s arrest has offset months of lobbying for a bill that would have allowed undocumented students to receive financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges.
The organization – TheDream.US – announced Tuesday that it plans to provide scholarships of up to $20,000 for students at schools in Connecticut and Delaware.
The Higher Education Committee, for the second year in a row, is expected to approve a bill that would open a $140 million pool of financial aid to undocumented residents at the state’s public colleges.
WASHINGTON – Congress may have averted a government shutdown, but failed to prevent the demise of the nation’s oldest student aid program, known as the Perkins loan. Thousands of Connecticut students use this program to help finance their education.
The University of Connecticut has been undergoing tremendous growth recently — partly evidenced by the $1.3 billion budget officials adopted last week. Here, in graphical form, is a historical overview of where the public university gets and spends its money, who it enrolls, and how many it employs.
Nearly one-quarter of students who receive financial aid from The University of Connecticut are students who grew up out of state.
College officials told Diez and the others seeking equal access to the millions of dollars the state’s public colleges give to other low-income students that they cannot legally offer them financial aid.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters Wednesday that he supports opening state-funded financial aid to undocumented students and will follow the legislature’s lead on the issue.