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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

U.S. Citizen Status Policy

A student has to be a citizen or eligible noncitizen in order to receive federal student aid.

All financial aid applicants are matched with the Social Security Administration's (SSA) records to verify name, date of birth, social security number, and U.S. Citizenship status. In some cases, when U. S. Citizenship cannot be confirmed, the Office of Financial Aid will require documentation of U.S. citizenship from the student.

U.S. Citizenship documentation may include:

  • U.S. passport, current or expired
  • Certificate of Naturalization

Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education requires all institutions to view original documents when verifying U.S. citizenship statuses for federal financial aid purposes. Before aid can be disbursed, a student must visit the Office of Financial Aid and provide original citizenship documentation for review. DO NOT MAIL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.

Students who are unable to come in person to the Office of Financial Aid are required to visit Social Security to update their citizenship status with SSA's records.

* The U.S. Citizensihp and Immigration Services does not update social security records for new U.S. citizens. Therefore, all naturalized U.S. citizens are required to update their Social Security record. It is important that your social security record is accurate and this includes your correct citizenship status.