quinebaug valley community college

Debt-Free Education

Achieve your educational goals without incurring debt!

debt free education

Did you know you can graduate DEBT-FREE from QVCC?

For the past nine years, QVCC graduates have incurred ZERO federal student loan debt. Low-cost does NOT equal low quality. We are committed to reducing economic barriers to higher education.

QVCC students who transfer to four-year institutions say they received a high-quality education and a great foundation to be a successful student at a new institution. Our academic advising services team will help you learn about transfer options and support you as you develop your transfer plan.  QVCC holds regional accreditation which means that the credits you earn here are portable and can be transferred to both in-state and out-of-state public and private universities.

PACT – FREE TUITION for FAll 2020 – Qualify by July 15

Completing the FAFSA is critical for qualifying for the PACT free-tuition program (not need based), state and Federal grants and other types of financial assistance.

Pledge to Advance CT
For CT residents who meet the qualifications for FREE tuition

The QVCC Foundation provides $140,000 in scholarships to full-time and part-time, new and current students!

Full-time or part-time students qualify for in-state tuition. Short-ride for a great value.

Your benefits may assist with getting your degree, certificate or short-term training

What financial aid support do I qualify for?

Not all college students are 18 years old. QVCC has students ranging in age from 16-70.  Classes are offered in many ways to meet the needs of work schedules and home life.

You may qualify for:

Being a full-time student working towards a degree or credit certificate at QVCC means you are taking 12+ credits per semester.

You may qualify for:

More than 60% of students who attend QVCC attend part-time.  There are many options for financial assistance:

You may qualify for:

Top 10 military friendly community collegeFor 2019-2020, QVCC was ranked number 5 in the top 10 Military Friendly Small Colleges nationwide.
This commitment is so important to us that we have been name a Military Friendly Institution for ten consecutive years!

Learn more about using your Veterans benefits at QVCC.

Veterans also qualify for PACT – Pledge to Advance Connecticut free tuition.

Jenna Haines

“I chose QVCC for many reasons. I saw my friends attending four-year universities and straping themselves with tens of thousands of dollars of student loans. I knew by attending QVCC I wouldn’t have the burden of paying for my education years after I graduated. I met lifelong friends and got a quality education.”

Jenna Haines ’17
Smith College ’19

New to QVCC: Virtual Orientation
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