Are You Ready for College? A guide to college planning for Connecticut high school students.College planning begins long before senior year. Check out Peterson's College Planning Timeline to find out what steps you can take to plan for college throughout all stages of high school.
The Common Application
The Common Application serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to over 800 post-secondary institutions.
Attention HS Seniors attending college in 2023-24 year: You will be able to apply between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.FAFSA Resources:
- How to obtain federal codes for Colleges
- Filing the FAFSA: Free book download
- FSA ID: Your electronic passport to financial aid
CSS Profile: The CSS PROFILE is distributed by the College Board, the organization that administers the SAT and Advanced Placement Program. The CSS PROFILE is used by private colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for their non-government financial aid, such as grants, loans and scholarships.Is there a cost to apply? YES
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES:Tuition Break for New England Students: NEBHE's Tuition Break program enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.
Paying for College: Your Guide to State & Federal College Aid Programs (PDF download)