Resources for Students & Families
GEAR UP CT Waterbury Alliance is committed to providing our students and their families with resources and information to support college readiness and increase access to post-secondary education opportunities. Here you can find resources on the college preparation and application process including financial aid and scholarship information.
GEAR UP Tuition Assistance
GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship
GEAR UP Waterbury Alliance students are eligible to receive a GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship to attend college. For information on the GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship, please review GEAR UP CT Scholarship FAQ.
Students that are no longer attending a serving school, but were at any point part of the GEAR UP Waterbury cohort, must complete a Scholarship Intake Form in order to receive the GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship.
GEAR UP Tuition and Fee Waivers
GEAR UP Waterbury students who attend Naugatuck Valley Community College, Manchester Community College, or Southern Connecticut State University are eligible to receive a Tuition and Fee Waiver. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and must apply and be accepted to the institution. The Tuition and Fee Waiver does not cover room and board or other costs of attendance such as books. Students who have been accepted to Southern Connecticut State University should notify GEAR UP staff of their acceptance and complete an Intent to Enroll form (see GEAR UP staff for form) if they want to waive the enrollment deposit. For more information on the GEAR UP Tuition and Fee Waiver, please review Tuition and Fee Waiver FAQ.