Apply and Enroll at MCC by July 15 to be Eligible for Debt-Free Community College

MANCHESTER, Conn.  (July 6, 2020) – Manchester Community College encourages new students to apply by Wednesday, July 15, to take advantage of the now-funded Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT) program and attend the college at no out-of-pocket cost.

The priority deadline for PACT is July 15. Students will need to complete the admission process and register for at least 12 credits by this date. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( is required, as well.

Announced last fall, the PACT program provides “last dollar funding” — meaning that qualifying students receive funds to cover the gap between federal, state and institutional aid and the full cost of attending community college. To qualify for PACT, a student must have a Connecticut high school diploma (including GED and home school) and be a first-time college student.

Applications for new students are currently being accepted online. Visit for more information and to apply to MCC.

For students needing additional information about the financial aid process at MCC, the college is holding an online information session Thursday, July 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The information sessions will be conducted by WebEx but there is no need to have the software, as registered attendees will be directed into an event template to start the session. There is no cost, but it is necessary to pre-register. Visit to learn more.