This morning, Asnuntuck Community College (ACC), located in Enfield, CT, received unanimous approval from the Connecticut Board of Regents (BOR) subcommittee for Finance to execute a two-year pilot program that would allow for Massachusetts residents to be charged Connecticut tuition and fee rates.  Pending full BOR approval next week, the college will begin offering this reduced rate to current and prospective students immediately.  

Asnuntuck Community College President James P. Lombella was quoted as saying the following regarding this program:

“We at Asnuntuck Community College are excited about this opportunity to eliminate the obstacle of cost-differential for both our current and prospective students from our partner state of Massachusetts.  We have always considered residents of Massachusetts, the border of which is located less than three miles from our campus, to be a part of the region we serve.  We view this as an opportunity to serve our college’s mission in providing increased access to top quality higher education and workforce training to members of our region.  Most importantly, any success derived from this initiative will greatly benefit Connecticut residents, whether they are Asnuntuck students or members of the public at large.  It will mean the potential restoration of painful budget cuts that have impacted academic and student support services, increases to financial aid programs designed to solely benefit Connecticut residents, as well as a boost to the local economy that we know comes with increased enrollment at our college.”

Asnuntuck offers a wide-range of course offerings, in addition to free, safe, and secure parking, free transportation for many of its students, as well as free childcare while students attend classes.

Classes for the Fall begin Monday, August 29th.  Academic advising, on a walk-in basis, is available Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Visit www.asnuntuck.edu/daretocross for more information regarding this program.

 

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