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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition Waivers for Connecticut Residents

The Connecticut Veterans’ Tuition Waiver:

Veterans’ Tuition Waivers cover 100% of the tuition costs for General Fund credit-bearing courses. Waivers do not cover student fees or other expenses. Summer session and winter intersession courses are not covered.

To be eligible veterans must:

  • be honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from active service in the U .S . Armed Forces. National Guard members, activated under Title 10 of U.S. Code, also are included.
  • have served at least 90 or more cumulative days active duty in time of war except if separated from service earlier due to a federal DVA rated service-connected disability.
  • be domiciled in Connecticut at time of acceptance to the college, which includes domicile for less than one year.
  • complete enrollment and registration procedures and submit a DD-214 form to the Veterans Counselor, Libby Daniels, in Room 207.

Those who have served in the following manner may qualify:

Active duty for at least 90 days during:

World War II - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean Conflict - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam - Feb. 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
Persian Gulf War - Aug. 2, 1990 until a date prescribed by the President or law. All military war service subsequent to Aug. 2, 1990 is covered, including but not limited to, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Iraq Freedom, Somalia and Bosnia

Engaged in combat or in a combat support role in:

Lebanon-July 1, 1958 to Nov. 1, 1958 or Sep. 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984
Grenada Invasion -Oct. 25, 1983 to Dec. 15, 1983
Operation Earnest Will - July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990
Panama Invasion -Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990

Reservists must be mobilized in time of war for other than training purposes.


There is a complete waiver of tuition for dependent child of any veteran who has been declared a MIA/POW (missing in action or former prisoner of war).

Substantial Financial Need Tuition Waiver:

Tuition and application fees may be waived or remitted by the President, for any in-state student who demonstrates substantial financial need and who is enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree or certificate program or a pre-college remedial program. College Presidents, with the approval of the Chancellor, are authorized to waive General and Special Fees of students enrolled in special programs when the circumstances justify such action.

The Connecticut Army or Air National Guard Waiver:

The tuition (General Fund) of any eligible active member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard shall be waived. To be eligible for such waiver, a member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard must 1) present certification by the Adjutant General or his designee as a member in good standing of the Guard, and 2) be enrolled or accepted for admission to a regional community college on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree granting program. The tuition waiver shall be reduced by the amount of any educational reimbursement received from an employer.

Off Campus locations:

The College President is authorized to waive the student activity fee for students enrolled in Tuition Fund financed courses offered at off campus locations.

Senior Citizens’ Tuition Waiver:

Tuition and general fees are waived for persons 62 years of age and older. Senior registration begins at the end of the regular registration period on a space-available basis. Special fees (e.g., for materials) must still be paid.