Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) and Charter Oak State College have recently signed a Community College Tuition Match Scholarship Agreement in which Charter Oak State College will provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to graduates of associate degree programs at ACC, at the Connecticut Community Colleges tuition and fee rates in effect for that year.  This agreement goes into effect for the Fall 2018 semester.

Interested ACC students should contact Charter Oak State College Admissions at

In order to apply for the scholarship, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • Attain 2.3 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Complete the associate degree
  • Matriculate at Charter Oak State College within 6 months of completing Associate’s degree

The tuition scholarship is good for 5 years.  To maintain the scholarship, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of six Charter Oak credits in the fall, and spring semesters. This would allow the student to graduate in five years, if attending part-time. Students can take more courses at the reduced rate and thus graduate earlier, take courses in the summer, or take additional courses, as applicable at ACC as long as they adhere to the requirements stated above.

Eligible students should apply for Federal Pell Grants to help cover the costs of their college expenses. Students will be responsible for books, tech fee, and any other course related expenses. Students will have to meet Charter Oak State College’s degree requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Michelle Coach, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at ACC said, “It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to continue their education at Connecticut Community College prices.” She continued, “We’re lucky that Charter Oak extended this opportunity to our students.” She explained that the State’s community colleges currently has transfer ticket degree programs in place which allow students to seamlessly begin their degree program at a community college and transfer to Charter Oak. “Now they will get the Community College price with this program, which is awesome for them.”

Dr. Shirley M. Adams, Provost at Charter Oak State College, agrees.  She stated, “We have had an articulation agreement with ACC for years allowing their students easy transfer to Charter Oak State College.  This agreement expands that option, making it more affordable.  It provides students with an incentive to do well at and to complete their associate’s degree at ACC and then to pursue their bachelor’s degree without leaving home.”

For more information about the Community College Incentive Program, please contact Michelle Coach, Dean of Academic Affairs at (860) 253-3141 or by email at