Student Financial Literacy - CCSU

Student Financial Literacy


Contact Information

Dr. Gladys Colon Ed.D
Office of Enrollment Management
Willard/DiLoreto Hall W217

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday


*** On Campus visits are by APPOINTMENT Only*** 

Please call 860-832-2261 for more information

Available to meet virtually upon request.

Student Financial Literacy

The Office of Financial Literacy provides financial literacy education, guidance, and support to prospective and current CCSU students. Our workshops and resources cover a number of important issues students face as they make the transition to college life. Our purpose is to provide students the knowledge and support they need to successfully navigate the challenges that come along with financing an education, living on their own for the first time, managing the financial aid process, and paying their bills. Our resources are also designed to lay the groundwork for major decisions they will make upon graduation, such as managing student debt, graduate school and other important financial decisions.

Our main goal is to ensure each of our students earns the skills necessary to set a budget, track spending, pay off debt, and prepare for life after college. Financial literacy ensures students become self-sufficient and can achieve long term financial stability.

Throughout the year, the Office of Financial Literacy offers several on and off campus workshops designed to educate students on important topics, such as:

  • Completing the FAFSA
  • Financial aid, including scholarships, grants, student loans and parent loans
  • Understanding your loans, repayment options and interest rates
  • Maintaining a budget and money management
  • Credit Scores, credit reports and the credit bureaus
  • Opening and managing a bank account
  • How to finance study abroad
Quick Resources

Completing FAFSA

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Loan Limits

Paying For College Calculator

Undocumented/DACA students: If you have not done so already, please complete the 2021-2022 Aid Application for CT Undocumented Students (AACTUS) here 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information


Financial Hardship Scholarship Appeal

Finacial Hardship Appeal Form

Federal Loan Hardship Resources

Dear CCSU Student

To help ensure your success, we have teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to provide you with a single resource for all your federal student loan-related questions. Their resources are available to you free of charge.

Feel free to contact them for any of your federal student loan questions:

  • One-on-one federal student loan repayment advice
  • Lower the interest on your loan
  • Repayment plan options – choosing a long term option
  • Forbearances and deferments – what they are and when might you need them?

Use the resources at Solutions as often as you need them – they are free.

Contact Solutions at ECMC by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit their website at to connect through email or web chat with one of their counselors.

We wish you the best in your future financial planning for a healthy financial future.

Workshops - TBD

Contact Gladys Colon at to secure a one on one appointment to complete the FAFSA