New Haven, Conn. (WTNH)–It’s almost back to school time. Even for college students across the state. If you plan on attending a community college in Connecticut and still have to get things in order, mark your calendars for tomorrow.
A registration blitz will be taking place at all 12 community colleges in Connecticut with Gateway community college being one of them.
This is really a beneficial event for students looking to go to college in the fall.
First, there’s still time to enroll even though the start of the semester is a few weeks away.
Students can fill out paper work, register for classes and ask questions to the academic and financial advisors who will be on hand at each college.
If you need financial aid, it can all be worked out as well during registration. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend. The staff at Gateway Community College is ready to help anyway they can.
Associated Director of Financial Aid Omar Livingston says this is a great way to help those who are unable to come in during the week.
We’re not normally open on a Saturday so for those that are working and busy for them to be able to come in on a Saturday and get advice on financial aid, how to get counseled, apply to school, and make payment a payment option.
Director of Counseling & Student’s Success Michael Buccilli says it’s important for students to explore their options.
Advising is really important for students to explore their options we have a wide range of programs here – 98 certificate programs so there’s a lot to choose from.
Keep in mind that community colleges can be very cost-effective for some people. At Gateway Community College, it costs $2,100. State and private colleges are much more than that.