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A limited amount of financial aid is awarded by Southern Connecticut State University to those students who can demonstrate financial need and who apply for financial aid by the priority date of March 15. Financial aid should not be viewed as the primary resource that a student uses to pay University charges. It must be noted that an application for financial aid is not a guarantee of the payment for University bills. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that his or her bills are paid by University deadlines. All financial assistance, whether it comes from grants, loans, or part-time employment at the University, is handled by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS), Wintergreen Building.

All students who want to be considered for financial aid for the coming academic year must file the following item with the Federal Processor by the SCSU priority date:

If requested, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may require the submission of the following documents:

The OFAS will only accept complete and accurate documents noted above. OFAS may request additional documentation for the completion of the file.

The SCSU priority date for electronic receipt of an applicant's FAFSA and income information is March 15. The University gives maximum aid consideration to those students who file their valid FAFSA and demonstrate need by the priority date.

Final eligibility for financial assistance is based on a student being officially accepted by the University Admissions Office with a degree program, i.e., matriculated. Any student receiving financial aid must be enrolled at least half- time (six credits). Full-time students (12 credits) are considered for maximum eligibility in all programs. Half-time students (6-11.5 credits) are considered for student loans and Pell Grant. No financial aid is available for eligible non-citizens who do not have the proper INS student visa. All students who are awarded financial aid must remain matriculated making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Satisfactory academic progress is defined as the successful completion of 67% of the credits of academic work per academic year and 2.0 grade point average. For more info, see Satisfactory Academic Progress.


Federal Pell Grants

This grant, which serves as the foundation of all financial aid, is designed to help high need students meet the cost of their college education. The University Admissions Office must officially accept eligible students into a degree program, i.e., matriculated, to be eligible for a Pell Grant. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) initiates the application for the Federal Pell Grant Program. The FAFSA may be completed on the Web at The maximum Pell Grant award for 2015-2016 is $5,775.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

This program provides educational opportunity grants to college undergraduates who otherwise would be unable to continue their education. Grants range from $200 to $500. To qualify, a student must be accepted as a matriculated student; he/she must be in good academic standing and must also demonstrate high financial need. Further information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


Federal Direct Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)

Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) are loans available to matriculated undergraduate students. To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must comply with the selective service regulations. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Under the Federal Direct Loan program, eligible dependent undergraduates at the freshmen level are allowed to borrow up to $5,500 (at least $2,000 must be unsubsidized) annually; sophomores may borrow up to $6,500 (at least $2,000 must be unsubsidized); juniors and seniors may borrow up to $7,500 (at least $2,000 must be unsubsidized). The total dependent undergraduate aggregate limit is $31,000 ($23,000 subsidized).

Under the Federal Direct Loan program, eligible independent undergraduates at the freshman level are allowed to borrow up to $9,500 (at least $6,000 must be unsubsidized) annually; sophomores may borrow up to $10,500 (at least $6,000 must be unsubsidized); juniors and seniors may borrow up to $12,500 (at least $7,000 must be unsubsidized). The total independent undergraduate aggregate limit is $57,500 ($23,000 subsidized).

For undergraduate studies that are shorter than an academic year, the amounts one can borrow will be less than those indicated.

As of July 1, 2014, the interest rate on the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan program is 4.66% fixed. The interest on the Federal Direct Subsidized loan is paid on the borrower's behalf by the federal government while the student is continuously enrolled at least half-time. The grace period begins when the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. The interest rate for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is 4.66% fixed. However, the federal government does not pay the interest during the in-school grace and deferment periods for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. The borrower is responsible for making interest-only payments while attending school or must request to have the loan capitalized. Loans are disbursed into two equal payments to the university. The Department of Education charges a 1.073% fee to process the loan. Interest and fees are subject to change every year.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a loan available to the parents of dependent students. The student must be enrolled at least half-time as a matriculated student and maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the university.The student and the borrower must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, may not be in default on an educational loan, or owe a refund for Federal PELL, SEOG, or state grants. The annual amount a family may borrow, based on credit approval, is the estimated cost of attendance minus any financial aid. As of July 1, 2014, the interest rate is 7.21 percent fixed. Repayment of the loan begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed to the university. As of December 1, 2014, the Department of Education will charge a 4.292% fee to process the loan. Interest and fees are subject to change every year.

Federal Perkins Loan Program

The University participates in the Federal Perkins Loan Program under Title IV of the public Law 92-318 authorized under part E of the Higher Education Act of 1958 as amended. Under this program, students approved by the University may borrow funds for college-related expenses. To be eligible a student must be enrolled at the University, must be in good academic standing, and must demonstrate financial need under criteria established by the United States Department of Education.

Undergraduates may borrow a maximum of $5,500 per year with the total borrowed for undergraduate study not to exceed $20,000. No interest accrues while the student is in college. Repayment on loans issued before July 1, 1987, begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled for at least 6 credits; and on new loans issued after July 1, 1987, repayment begins nine months after the student ceases to be enrolled for at least 6 credits. Interest on a Perkins Loan is 5 percent on the unpaid balance and borrowers may have as long as 10 years to repay their loan.

Cancellation entitlement of up to 100 percent of the original principle loan is available for qualifying services.The qualifying service must be performed after the loan is received. The areas of cancellation entitlement include: teaching, early intervention services, law enforcement or corrections officer, nurse or medical technician, child or family service agency, Head Start, volunteer service, disability, and death. Specifics about qualifying services can be found on the Federal Perkins Loan Promissory Note under terms and conditions.

Cancellation is also possible for those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.The qualifying service must be performed after the receipt of the loan. In such cases, up to 50 percent of the principle amount of the loan shall be reduced by the rate of 12.5 percent of the total principle amount of the loan, plus interest there on, for each complete year of service in an area of hostilities that qualifies for a special pay under Section 310 of Title 37, United States Code. Borrowers are required to sign a promissory note payable to the institution and complete the required Affidavit of Educational Purpose.


Some students at the University are employed part-time as clerical or office assistants, etc. Applications for such employment should be sent directly to the appropriate academic or administrative department. The Career Services Office also offers assistance to students seeking part-time jobs in the New Haven area.


Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federal program that provides part-time employment opportunities for part-time and full-time matriculated students.  Eligibility is based on need as determined by the federal processor.  Employment opportunities on campus include jobs in the University's library, laboratories, facilities operations, health services, and various campus offices.  Southern also places students in local, off-campus nonprofit agencies.  Employment opportunities are numerous and can provide career-related experience.  Students may work up to 20 hours a week while classes are in session and 35 hours a week during holiday breaks and vacation periods. 


A limited number of grants ranging from $200 to $3,000 are available under this program. Grants are awarded to matriculated, continuing students who are Connecticut residents demonstrating exceptional need.  Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. 


A Connecticut State University statute allows the University to award grants to matriculated, Connecticut residents and non-resident undergraduate students. Grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.  Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Grants range from $200 to $8000.


Many students attending the University hold scholarships awarded directly by local, community or state organizations. Prospective students are advised to investigate such possibilities through either their high school guidance office, the Financial Aid website:, or other local sources of information. Students who receive outside scholarships must submit a copy of their scholarship notification to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Wintergreen Building.


A limited number of grants ranging from $650-$3,000 are available under this program.  Grants are awarded to matriculated students who are Connecticut residents demonstrating exceptional need.


The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy is based on federal guidelines that require each college and university to ensure that student aid applicants are progressing through their academic programs at an acceptable pace while maintaining an acceptable cumulative grade point average.  The policy is separate and apart from other academic policies at the university.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Grade Point Average (Qualitative) Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 at SCSU and graduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Credit Completion Rate Quantitative): Undergraduate and graduate students are expected to successfully complete at least 67% of the credits attempted at SCSU.  Failed courses (F), audited courses (Z), courses which the student never attended (N), Incompletes (I), withdrawals (W, WF, and WP), course repetitions, non-credit remedial courses and grades not reported by a professor (R) will be included in this assessment.  Transfer credits will be counted as attempted and earned credits in the calculation for determining SAP.  See sample below:

Summer 2012 Fall 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013
3 credits 15 transfer credits 15 credits 15 credits

The student transferred and registered for a total of 48 credits during summer, fall and spring. Based on 48 credits, the student needs to pass a minimum of 32 credits (48 attempted credits multiplied by 67% = 32 credits) to successfully complete the credit completion rate.

Maximum Credit Hours: A student may receive financial aid for attempted credits in their program of study; however, the number of attempted credits cannot exceed 150% of the university's published credit hours for the educational program in which the student is enrolled.

This includes transfer credits. 

Example:  Student needs 122 credits to complete the undergraduate degree.  If the student is unable to complete the degree in 122 credits, he/she has up to 150% maximum time frame to complete the degree (122 credits multiplied by 150% is 183 credits).  A student who transfers 90 credits to SCSU and completes 95 credits at SCSU will not be eligible for financial aid because the student exceeded the 150% maximum time frame of 183 credits (90 transfer credits plus 95 registered credits = 185 credits).

Students failing one or more of the SAP standards are ineligible to receive financial aid from the following federal and state financial aid programs managed by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for the entire academic year (i.e., summer, fall and spring semesters) such as:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Federal Work Study
  • Connecticut Aid to Public Schools Grant
  • Governor's Scholarship - Need Based Grant
  • Connecticut State University Grant
  • State Scholarship and Grant Programs
  • Other

After grades are posted in May, students who have not met the SAP standards will be notified in writing of their ineligibility to receive financial aid at SCSU.

If extenuating circumstances exist which caused the student to fail one of the SAP standards, the student can submit an appeal for reinstatement of his/her financial aid as determined by SCSU.  SAP appeals may be based on factors such as: (1) the death of a relative; (2) an injury to or illness of the student; or (3) other special circumstances. 

To file an appeal, the student must complete the SAP Appeal Form and attach a written statement that addresses why he/she failed to make SAP and what has changed that will allow him/her to meet the SAP standards during the next academic year.  The SAP Appeal Form, written statement and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Judicial Affairs in Engleman Hall, Room B222 for review and resolution.  Please complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form (SAP).

The Office of Judicial Affairs will review each appeal and determine the following:

  • The student's appeal may be denied thus making him/her ineligible for any Title IV funding and most other financial assistance for the next academic year.  In this case, the student must regain eligibility without financial aid before consideration of a second appeal; or
  • The student's appeal may be approved. This will allow the student to receive financial aid contingent upon the successful completion of the requirements set forth in the SAP contract. The student will be placed on financial aid probation.  Financial aid probation is a status a school assigns to a student who is failing to make SAP and successfully appeals.  Eligibility for aid may be reinstated for one semester.


The University's refund policy for full-time students is listed in the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog and for part-time students in the part-time student section. It is the student's responsibility to know these refund policies. Students who are in receipt of Federal financial aid funds will have their refund calculated using the Federal refund formula. This policy and formula is available in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for review.


The law specifies how Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that a student earns when withdrawing from school. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are: Federal Pell Grants, Iraq Afghanistan Service Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, TEACH Grants, Direct Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), and Federal Perkins Loans.

When a student withdraws during the payment period or period of enrollment, the amount of Title IV program assistance that student has earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If the student received (or SCSU or parent received on the student's behalf) less assistance than the amount that the student earned, the student may be able to receive those additional funds. If the student received more assistance than the student earned, the excess funds must be returned by SCSU and/or the student.

The following is the order in which Title IV funds are returned:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Direct Graduate PLUS
  • Direct PLUS Loan
  • Pell Grant
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • National SMART Grant
  • Federal SEOG
  • TEACH Grant
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

After the excess funds have been returned for the above Title IV funds, the non-Title IV fund grants will be calculated, if applicable. These include:

  • Connecticut Aid to Public Schools Grant (CAPS)/Governor's Scholarship, Need-Based
  • Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG)
  • Individual State Grants, such as Vermont Student Assistance, etc.

The amount of assistance that a student has earned is determined on a prorata basis. For example, if the student completed 30% of the student's payment period or period of enrollment, the student earns 30% of the assistance the student was originally scheduled to receive. Once a student has completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, the student earns all the assistance that the student was scheduled to receive for that period.

If the student did not receive all of the funds that the student earned, the student may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. If the student's Post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, SCSU must get the student's permission before it can disburse them. A student may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so that the student does not incur additional debt. SCSU may automatically use all or a portion of the student's post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the school). SCSU needs the student's permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If the student does not give permission, the student will not be offered the funds. However, it may be in the student's best interest to allow SCSU to keep the funds to reduce the student's debt at the school.

There are some Title IV funds that a student may be scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to the student once the student withdraws because of other eligibility requirements. For example, if the student is a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and the student has not completed the first 30 days of the student's program before the student withdraws, the student will not receive any FFEL or Direct Loan funds that the student would have received had the student remained enrolled past the 30th day.

If a student receives (or SCSU or parent receives on his behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, SCSU must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

  • The student's institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of the student's funds, or
  • The entire amount of excess funds.

SCSU must return this amount even if it didn't keep this amount of the student's Title IV program funds.

If SCSU is not required to return all of the excess funds, the student must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that the student must return, the student (or the student's parent for a PLUS Loan) repays in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, the student makes scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Any amount of unearned grant funds that a student must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that a student must repay is half of the grant funds the student received or was scheduled to receive. A student does not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. A student must make arrangements with SCSU or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

SCSU is required to return the unearned funds within 45 days from the date OFAS has determined the student has withdrawn.

If a student withdraws online from all courses, the student is subject to the withdrawal calculation. SCSU is required to determine the portion of the financial aid the student has earned and the portion of financial aid to be returned to the appropriate fund. If a student plans on withdrawing from all courses for a semester, the student should download the withdrawal form at and submit it to the Registrar's Office. The student will be responsible to pay any outstanding balance that the student may owe to the university Bursar's Office.

If a student received financial aid during the semester and decides to withdraw from a course or several courses during the semester this may have an impact on the amount of financial aid a student may be eligible to receive for the semester. In some cases the financial aid may be adjusted or canceled depending on the total number of credits registered for the semester. Therefore, the student will be responsible to pay any outstanding balance that the student may owe to the university Bursar's Office.

SCSU is required to perform the withdrawal calculation for students who decide to stop attending classes and never withdraw from the university. SCSU will determine the last date the student attended and perform the withdrawal calculation. If the student did not attend any of the classes, SCSU is required to return all of the funds back.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when the student withdraws are separate from any refund policy that SCSU may have. Therefore, the student may still owe funds to SCSU to cover unpaid institutional charges. SCSU may also charge the student for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return. If a student does not already know what the student's school's refund policy is, the student can ask the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for a copy. SCSU can also provide the student with the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from school.

If a student has questions about the student's Title IV program funds, the student can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243).TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at


With the assistance of the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee, the SCSU Foundation awards more than 140 scholarships annually. The criteria for scholarships cover a variety of majors, extracurricular interests, and community activities, as well as financial need.  The donor sets the criteria at the time the scholarship is established.

There is one online application for all scholarships. It becomes available each October at and must be completed by the stated deadline. By completing this application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • 2.0 or higher overall G.P.A.
  • A minimum of 12 SCSU credits for undergraduate students.
  • A minimum of 9 SCSU credits for graduate students.

The following scholarships are available:

Dr. Adelaide P. Amore Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mary Beth Antin Memorial Scholarship
Anthony S. and Virginia Avallone Endowed Scholarship
Blanche Bornemann Baldwin Scholarship
Gerald and Regina Barbaresi Educational Scholarship
Gerald and Regina Barbaresi Nursing Scholarship
Mackey Barron Endowed Scholarship
Violet M. Bornemann Scholarship
Samuel M. Brownell Scholarship
Thomas Buch Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Arlene B. Buley Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Hilton C. Buley Scholarship
Marguerite Burnham Scholarship
Susan and Barry Buxbaum Endowed Scholarship
Frederick Caccese Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Ida M. Caccese Scholarship
David James Cairney Scholarship
Carbone Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Walter Cheetham Scholarship
Clifford T. & Patricia H. Chieffo, 1974 Distinguished Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Emma and Henry Christmann Scholarship
Class of 1938 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1940/Hickerson Memorial Scholarship
Class of 1942 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1951 Frank Gentile Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1953 Scholarship
Class of 1954 Scholarship
Class of 1955 Scholarship
Class of 1966 Scholarship
Class of 1971 Scholarship
Class of 1989 Endowed Scholarship
Rocco Colatrella Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Betsy Collier (Ethel Stannard) Scholarship
Dr. George J. Collins, Ed.D/J.D. Academic-Athletic Scholarship
Rose Impelliteri Comcowich Endowed Scholarship
Cone Family Endowed Scholarship
Anthony J. & Nicholas P. Criscuolo Memorial Scholarship
Eula J. Davies Scholarship
Rose DeFrancesco Memorial Scholarship
Dillon Family Endowed Scholarship
Louise DiRuccio Scholarship
Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship
Distinguished Lecture Endowed Excellence Award
Drexler Family Foundation Scholarship
Mary Driscoll Class of 1938 Endowed Scholarship
Finis E. Engleman Endowed Scholarship
Bruce W. Erickson Class of 1938 Scholarship
Peter and Alice Ferraro Endowed Scholarship
Ethel Kovach Forcinelli Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Catalogna Galardi Endowed Scholarship
James S. Galardi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Bessie Lee Gambrill Endowed Scholarship
General Scholarship Endowment
Adelaide George Endowed Scholarship
Julia Szabo George Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Frederick Giovannini Scholarship
Danny Gonsalves/Public Health Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Mildred Schepart Gosden Family Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Dorothy R. & Dr. Morris A. Granoff Scholarship
Helen Grillo Endowed Scholarship
Ella T. Grasso Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Anne Bianchi Gundersen Scholarship
H. Pearce Family Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Manson Van B. Jennings Endowed Scholarship
Eleanor Jensen Endowed Scholarship
Elizabeth and Wallace Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Kathryn Morgan Kelly Endowed Scholarship
Professor Jenette Kelly Endowed Scholarship
Robert E. Kendall Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Lois J. King Scholarship
Jean Z., Otto A. and Andrea A. Kruger Endowed Scholarship
M.J. Landino Scholarship
Pauline R. Lang Memorial Scholarship
Lois Shine Lehr Endowed Scholarship
Harry Levitin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Jack and Anne Litten Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Peter L. LoPresti Memorial Scholarship
Edward and Jean Mack Art and Music Endowed Scholarship
Mary Malafronte Endowed Scholarship
Denise Marone Endowed Scholarship
Dorothy J. Martino Endowed Scholarship
Frank & Donna Mason Endowed Scholarship
Dominick & Maria Barbiero Mastrianni Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Barbara G. Mastroianni Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Raymond W. Mattes Endowed Scholarship
Mary McNulty Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Donald G. and Mary Ann K. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship
MSW Classes '88 & '89 Scholarship
C.H. Nickerson & Company, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Jean V. Norrish Endowed Scholarship
Mary O'Brien Galardi Endowed Scholarship
Mary Miller O'Brien Memorial Endowment
Francis A. O'Connell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Joyce Olszewski Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Damian O'Neil Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Orlando Family Scholarship
Barbara Lynch Ortoleva Scholarship
Dr. Gioacchino S. Parrella Memorial Scholarship
Petrone Family Scholarship
Dr. Anthony V. Pinciaro Memorial Scholarship
Andrew C. Porto Endowed Scholarship
Angelina Porto Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Col. James T. Quirk Endowed Scholarship
Esther and Alexander Raffone Endowed Scholarship
Helen Rakieten Endowed Scholarship
Pamela and Christian Rendeiro Endowed Scholarship
Lenore Palumbo Robbins Art Endowed Scholarship
Beatrice H. Rockwell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Pearl Rosenstein Endowed Scholarship
Joyce M. Saltman Scholarship
Frank H. Samuelson Endowed Scholarship
Scholar/Athlete Scholarship
SCSUAA 75th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship
SCSU Women's Association Endowed Scholarship
Senior Citizen Endowed Scholarship
Sidney Skolnick Endowed Scholarship
Eleanor and John Sobanik Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Joyce Stochmal Memorial Endowed Scholarship
John and Margaret McKeon Sullivan Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Kun Suryatmodjo Endowed Scholarship
Lottie Topp Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Rose M. Verdi Memorial Scholarship
Anthony Verlezza Endowed Scholarship
Joseph and Mary Villano Memorial Scholarship
Walsh Family Endowed Scholarship
CSU-AAUP Doris Werner Memorial Scholarship
Elma Jean and John Wiacek, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Nathan Winnick Memorial Scholarship
Albert and Jeanette Wolfe Endowed Scholarship
Alice Lincoln Wright Memorial Scholarship
Yulo Family Scholarship


The Connecticut Department of Higher Education has approved SCSU's programs for the training of veterans effective August, 27, 2007. Educational assistance is provided by the Veterans Administration under Chapter 31 (vocational rehabilitation act for disabled veterans), Chapter 35 (dependents educational assistance act — children of deceased veterans and of totally disabled veterans), Chapter 32 (post-Vietnam G.I. Education Bill), Chapter 1606 and 1607 (Reserve & National Guard Educational Assistance), Chapter 30 (G.I. Bill, effective July 1, 1985), and Chapter 33 (new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill).

Veterans, children of veterans, and wives and widows of veterans seeking approval for training under these chapters should apply to the Bursar's Office, Wintergreen Building, for application procedures and qualifications. All veteran's benefits are considered a financial resource.

Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill

Effective August 1, 2009, veteran's National Guard and reservists must apply using VA Form 22-1990 or theVA web site, This application will generate a Certificate of Eligibility which must be brought to the Bursar's Office, Wintergreen Building. The decision to choose Chapter 33 is irrevocable. Veteran students might also be eligible for MHA. Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. MHA is based on the Zip code for the school. More information is available at

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program applies to Veterans with sufficient active duty service for 100% coverage of education expenses. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program the VA will match institutional contributions dollar-for-dollar to cover the cost differential between in-state and out-of-state students, the maximum amount of Yellow Ribbon waiver that will be provided per individual in any given academic year shall, at the minimum, be equal to the maximum difference between the in-state tuition and fees charged to in-state students and out-of-state residents attending public institutions. SCSU has agreed to waive 50% of the applicable Yellow Ribbon waiver tuition and fees amounts; this is limited to 50 veterans per academic year at SCSU.

For more information about tuition waivers for veterans, see the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog.