Are you the type of imaginative, intelligent and inspired student who would flourish at Connecticut College? If so, you may be eligible for scholarships and grants.

We offer both need-based financial aid grants and merit scholarships to help us craft the ideal Conn community. It's part of our commitment to provide access to qualified students who might not otherwise attend Conn. (For the same reason, we have also waived our application fee.)

The majority of our aid is awarded in the form of grants to admitted students who have demonstrated financial need. We also offer merit scholarships to a limited number of accepted students regardless of whether they apply for financial aid. The scholarship process is highly competitive and includes a comprehensive review of your experiences and achievements, as well as indicators of future success at Conn. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.

Connecticut College meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Below are the types of aid we offer:

Financial Aid Grants

Nearly 90 percent of our financial aid comes in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual circumstances and may range from a few hundred dollars to nearly the full cost of your education. Contingent on your level of need, you may pay less to attend Conn than you would a public college or university. A student's eligibility for need-based aid is determined by the Office of Financial Aid Services.

Merit Scholarships

Connecticut College offers merit scholarships to enrolling students who have demonstrated both the highest levels of achievement during high school as well as the promise of continued achievement at Conn.

Current scholarships range from $15,000 to $34,000 and include:

• Founders Scholarship
• Trustee Scholarship
• Deans Scholarship
• 1911 Scholarship
• Shain Scholarship
• Thames Scholarship
• Horizon Scholarship

Scholarship recipients are selected by the Admission Committee during the admission process. You do not need to apply for financial aid to be considered for a merit scholarship, nor is there a separate application to fill out.

The value of a Connecticut College education

Connections is Conn’s reinvention of liberal arts education.

It’s a new kind of curriculum: Students integrate their interests into a meaningful educational Pathway, which carries them through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.

Each day presents a shift—a new technology, an economic turnaround, a global event—that requires inventive, resourceful and resilient leadership. Through Connections, our innovative approach to liberal arts education, Connecticut College is educating the students who will become those leaders.

Our students learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems in a global, interconnected and complex world. When they graduate, they are prepared for successful lives and careers, and they're ready to lead.

TOP producer of scholarships & fellowships, including Fulbright, Goldwater, NSF
TOP 20 career program ranking in North America

$3,000 in funding for the internship of your dreams
95% alumni employed or in grad school a year after graduating

11 languages taught, one of the largest offerings among our peer institutions
16th "most entrepreneurial" U.S. college according to Forbes

25,000 alumni network, provides advice, internships and jobs
#4 'Best Schools for Internships' by the Princeton Review

We also provide student-faculty research that, at many institutions, would be available only to graduate students. In fact, our students are often listed as co-authors on papers and book chapters, and regularly present their research at academic conferences. This invaluable experience contributes to a love of learning, and more than half of our graduates go on to earn advanced degrees. 

Contact us

For information about merit scholarships, contact the Office of Admission at 860-439-2200 or

For information about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid Services at 860-439-2058 or