New Haven Promise

  • State: Connecticut
  • Coverage: New Haven
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2/4 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2011
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Statewide

The New Haven Promise is an annual award that covers up to full tuition, and tuition only, at a Connecticut public 2 or 4-year college or university. A student must be a New Haven resident and attend New Haven Public Schools or an approved charter school in the City of New Haven. If a student is new to the city as of at least their freshman year, they may still qualify for a percentage of the scholarship based on their length of residency in New Haven. In addition, students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at graduation and complete 40 hours of community service in high school. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    28 Lincoln Way
  • New Haven , CT 06510
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (203) 776-6473

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California College Promise Project – The College Promise Guidebook for California and Beyond


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