GEAR UP Tuition Assistance

GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship

GEAR UP Waterbury Alliance students are eligible to receive a GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship to attend college. For information on the GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship, please review GEAR UP CT Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions.

Students that are no longer attending a serving school, but were at any point part of the GEAR UP Waterbury cohort, must complete a Scholarship Intake Form in order to receive the GEAR UP Connecticut Scholarship.

GEAR UP State Alliance Tuition Waivers

GEAR UP Waterbury students who attend Naugatuck Valley Community College, Manchester Community College, or Southern Connecticut State University are eligible to receive a tuition waiver. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and must apply and be accepted to the institution. The waiver does not cover room and board or other costs of attendance. Students who have been accepted to Southern Connecticut State University must complete a Disclosure of Information Form to ensure the school knows they are a GEAR UP student. For questions or more information about the tuition waiver, please contact GEAR UP Director, Liana Cunningham, at 203-596-8758 or