A Community College “Free Tuition” initiative and school-to-work apprentice and intern programs will be among topics at a Town and Legislative Breakfast at Capital Community College’s Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State legislators from Hartford and surrounding towns, city and town officials and community partners will participate in the annual event ahead of the 2020 session of the Connecticut General Assembly that begins February 5th. Policies and legislation impacting CCC and other community colleges will be discussed.
Legislation adopted in 2019 mandated a “last dollar” scholarship program for full-time community college students. Funding for the program is expected to be addressed in the 2020 legislative session to implement the program known as Pledge To Advance Connecticut (PACT) .
Beginning in Fall 2020, PACT allows Connecticut residents who meet certain eligibility criteria to attend any of Connecticut’s Community Colleges for up to three years free of mandatory tuition and fees related to an eligible program of study. Like other “free community college” plans in other states the program relies on federal and other financial aid programs to meet all tuition and educational expenses. At Capital full-time tuition and fees for a year totals $4,566.
Seating is limited for the Town & Legislative Breakfast at Capital. RSVPs are required for this event. For more information contact the college’s advancement office at 860-906-5102 or email CAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut General Assembly opens for the 2020 session on February 5th and will adjourn on May 6th. To contact your legislators visit the Connecticut General Assembly
The College’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1985 to raise funds and manage endowments, is sponsoring the breakfast.