The 2016 Town & Legislative Breakfast for Capital Community College (CCC) will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, at the Legislative Office Building’s Dining Room, 300 Capitol Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a program scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Legislators in CCC’s primary service area and town officials have been invited and will join President Wilfredo Nieves, Foundation & Advisory Council members, faculty, students and alumni in a discussion of college finances, financial aid issues and emerging degree and workforce training programs.
Information on Capital’s current operating budget and ongoing steps to reduce expenses and maintain programs and services will be shared. The Governor’s 2016 state budget proposal makes across the board cuts in state government, including $20.2 million less in what the state universities and community colleges are receiving in state appropriations.
The General Assembly is also considering bills on financial aid programs that may affect CCC’s new and continuing students. These include legislation on the Governor’s Scholarship Program (HB 5332) and institutional aid for students without legal immigration status (SB 147). Three-quarters of Capital students seeking degrees and certificates are eligible for some form of financial aid. Full-time tuition for one year of study is $4,100. It takes $562 to enroll in a course.
Seating is limited and RSVPs are required to the February 24th breakfast. The breakfast is sponsored by the CCC Foundation & Advisory Council. For more information contact the college’s advancement office at 860-906-5102 or email CAfirstname.lastname@example.org. To contact your legislators visit the Connecticut General Assembly