Student Financial Aid

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Charter Oak State College is committed to using the Principles and Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer. 

We recognize that a college degree is an investment in your future and we are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans to eligible students. The amount and type of assistance for most programs will be dependent on your financial need, enrollment plans, as well as federal, state and institutional allocations of annual funds, and expected family contribution (EFC).

While federal student aid will be awarded to all eligible students on a continuous basis during the academic year, there are priority consideration dates that you should know. For more information, see the Financial Aid Semester Calendar.

At this time, undocumented students do not qualify for state or federal financial aid.   Under state law, undocumented students may be eligible to receive institutional financial aid. 

*Only degree applicable tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid.  Financial aid does not cover the admissions application fee or the graduate program deposit fee.  On a case-by-case basis, eligible undergraduate students may receive an undergraduate deposit deferral waiver. 

Only students enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education approved certificate program are eligible for federal financial aid (Health Information Management, Medical Coding, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Cancer Registry Management, and Physician Practice Management).