The CT-WAGE (Connecticut Workforce Advancement Grants for Education) program was established in 2008 by the Connecticut Legislature to help married and single male or female parents in low-income jobs complete their college degrees online. The program’s online study aspect contributes to reducing the student’s cost for childcare and need for transportation to a college campus. CT-WAGE is supported by state funding and provides federal Pell Grants to qualifying students.
- Loan of a laptop computer
- Internet service reimbursement
- Free books for Charter Oak courses
- Reimbursement for books for courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher education
- Academic, career and personal counseling
- Personal and professional development workshops
- Must be the parent of a child or children with whom you are actively involved and to whom you provide some degree of financial support
- Must be employed in a low-paying job – as determined by Federal Poverty and State Median Income Guidelines
- Must have 36-45 transferable credits (fewer will be considered in special cases) earned at an accredited institution(s) of higher education and/or through testing or military credit
- Must have maintained a minimum 2.3 Quality Point Average in earning those credits
- Must meet eligibility requirements for Federal Financial Aid
- Must be willing to take a minimum of two courses during each semester (fall and spring) and one summer course until meeting Associate and/or Bachelor’s degree credit requirements
For further information, please contact Delores Bell, Coordinator, Special Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-515-3845.