Moving women to self-sufficiency
The Women in Transition Program was established in 1999 by the former President of Charter Oak State College, Dr. Merle Harris. The program helps working single mothers earn an Associate and/or Bachelor's degree with the assistance of student financial aid. The online courses offered at Charter Oak State College allow mothers to earn their degree from the convenience and comfort of their homes.
Applicants must fulfill all of the following qualifications:
- Be a Connecticut state resident
- Be a single mother with dependent children
- Have a minimum of 21 college credits from an accredited institution
- Have a minimum 2.3 Quality Point Average
- Meet the eligibility requirements for Federal Financial Aid
- Be employed in a low paying job - as determined by Federal Poverty and State Median Income Guidelines (will be determined once application received).
- Be willing to take at least two or three courses per semester
- Online college courses
- Loan of a laptop computer
- Internet service reimbursement
- No charge for books for Charter Oak State College courses
- Reimbursement of book costs for courses taken at other institutions
- Academic, career, and personal counseling
- Personal and professional development workshops
For more information contact: Delores Bell, Coordinator, Special Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-515-3845.