Statewide College Enrollment
Breaks Growth Trend
Following three years of slowing growth in enrollment, the total number of
students attending Connecticut’s public and private colleges edged down this
fall, according to preliminary tallies compiled by the Office of Higher
of the Corporation for National and Community Service to Lead Connecticut
Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and
Community Service, will be in Connecticut Thursday (Nov. 7)
to swear in 350 new AmeriCorps members at the
Marriott. This year celebrates the
20th anniversary of the
establishment of the Corporation which administers all federal service
Spencer has led the agency
since April 2012.
Gov. Malloy: Improved State Financial Aid program Will Ensure Fairer
Process and Help Students Better Prepare for College
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his plan to improve
Connecticut’s financial aid system is underway and being administered by the
Office of Higher Education. The new Governor’s Scholarship Program
establishes a single, consolidated need-based aid program for residents who
are undergraduates at in-state public and private institutions of higher
education, and replaces the state’s existing student aid programs -
Connecticut Aid to Public College Students (CAPCS), Connecticut Independent
College Student Grant (CICSG), the Capitol Scholarship, and Connecticut Aid
to Charter Oak.
Five Students and Faculty from Connecticut
Colleges to be Honored for Community Service
Five Connecticut college students and staff will be honored at a ceremony
tonight at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain for their
work in helping others through community service. Governor Dannel P.
Malloy will participate as will William R. Dyson, chair of the
Connecticut Commission on Community Service,
and Jane A. Ciarleglio, Executive Director of the
Office of Higher Education.
CT Colleges Named to President's Honor Roll
for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named 14 Connecticut
colleges and universities to the
2013 President's Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll, the highest federal distinction an institution of higher
education can receive for its commitment to improving their communities
through community service and service learning.
Swift Bipartisan Legislative Action Allows
Students Displaced by School Closures to Get Certificates
The State of Connecticut's Office of Higher Education last night received
authorization from the Connecticut General Assembly to issue certificates of
completion for students who completed their studies but did not receive a
diploma from the former Butler Business School in Bridgeport, and the Sawyer
Schools in Hamden and Hartford. The three schools closed abruptly over
the New Year's holiday.
Three Information Sessions Scheduled in Hartford, New
Haven & Bridgeport for Displaced Butler/Sawyer School Students
The Office of Higher Education will conduct three Information Sessions for
students impacted by the sudden closures of the Butler Business School in
Bridgeport, and the Sawyer Schools in Hartford and Hamden.
Transcripts Available for Butler/Sawyer School Students - Information
Former Butler Business and Sawyer School students are now able to obtain
copies of their student transcripts from the State of Connecticut’s Office
of Higher Education. To obtain copies, students must complete and mail a
one-page form to the
Office of Higher Education. Only mailed copies can be accepted as original
signatures are required.
Recovery Underway for Butler and Sawyer School Students
The State of Connecticut's Office of Higher Education is working with
former Butler and Sawyer School officials to secure all student records from
the school facilities which closed abruptly last weekend. The Office
of Higher Education anticipates recovering most student records by the close
of business on Monday, January 7.
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