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Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

2015-2016 Reminder to Complete FAFSA for Upcoming Academic Year
The Office of Financial Aid at Charter Oak State College would like to remind you that the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

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.

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

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

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.