Official State Links
- Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET): A 529 Plan managed by TIAA-CREF, and open to any US citizen or resident alien over 18 with a minimal $25 deposit. Connecticut tax deductions may be taken for contributions, up to $10,000 (MFJ) or $5,000 for other returns. There are 11 different investment options, and funds may be used at any college, trade school or graduate school in the country for tuition, fees, supplies and equipment.
- Connecticut Savings for College Trust 529 Plan: This organization is managed by Hartford Life and is available only to Connecticut residents. Minimum deposit is $25 and there are 5 investment options.Tax deduction on a return is $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for a joint return.
- Connecticut Student Loan Foundation (CSLF): A Connecticut not-for-profit whose mission is to improve educational opportunity for the state's citizens. CSLF supports programs established to expand higher education opportunities.
- Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA): A quasi-public agency in Connecticut designed to help all students who wish to attend college. CHESLA does so by finding alternate or supplemental sources of student income. CHESLA also works to make attendance at Connecticut schools more cost effective, in turn attracting applicants who might otherwise attend schools out of state or not attend school at all.
Higher Education News
- CT 7.3%
- U.S. 7.7%
- CT 20.3%
- U.S. 17.9%
- Graduate or professional degree
- CT 15.8%
- U.S. 10.6%