Welcome to the Office of
Created in July 2011 (CGS Sec.
10a-1d), our Office
provides a wealth of services to students, and to postsecondary schools and
This website explains the many
functions of our Office, from helping students
ways to pay for college to assuring that
private colleges and occupational
schools meet rigorous state quality standards. We operate Connecticut’s
highly popular Alternate
Route to Teacher Certification as well as
state financial aid and
The goal underlying all of our work is to promote access to outstanding and
We hope you will use this website as
a convenient source of information on all aspects of higher
education in Connecticut.
We welcome your comments and invite
you to contact our Office
to learn more about our work and ways we can serve you.
With best wishes on your educational
Jane A. Ciarleglio
You may reach the Executive
Director’s Office at (860)947-1801 or by emailing me at