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Connecticut

Four-Year Higher Institutions Scholarship Award Displacement Report

Published Date: December 24, 2022

Contributors: Jazmine Lewis and Zaniya Lewis 

Important to note before reviewing our report: Scholarship award displacement is a hidden practice. When reviewing higher institutions' websites, we learned that many of the higher institutions' did not have a private scholarship policy on their website. Even if a higher institution had a private scholarship policy on its website, it was very difficult to comprehend. It is important to keep in mind that higher institutions may practice hidden scholarship award displacement by keeping in mind of renewal scholarships when calculating their financial aid for the next years. 

Key Takeaways

Note: Even if a higher institution policy says it does not practice scholarship award displacement, the higher institution may practice hidden scholarship award displacement with renewal scholarships. 

1. 90% of CT higher institutions with private

scholarship policies on their websites practice

scholarship award displacement.

2. 50% of CT higher institutions do not have private scholarship policies on their websites.

3. 30% of those CT higher institutions that practice scholarship award displacement first

eliminate institutional scholarships/grants.

4. 50% of those CT higher institutions that practice scholarship award displacement order

varies depending on the individual student's situation.

Report

There were a total of 22 four-year accredited higher institutions' that we researched.

 

We researched how many CT higher institutions had private scholarship policies on their website. 

Here is what we found: 

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of CT higher institutions had their private scholarship policies on their websites. (11/22)

of CT higher institutions did not have their private scholarship policies on their websites. (11/22)

Of the 50% (11/22) of CT colleges and universities with private scholarship policies on their website.

We found out the following:

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of CT higher institutions'

90% (10/11) practice scholarship award displacement in some form based on their websites.

of CT higher institutions'

11% (1/11) do not practice scholarship award displacement based on their website. 

*Note: Even if a higher institution policy says they do not practice scholarship award displacement, the higher institution may practice hidden scholarship award displacement with renewal scholarships. 

90% (9/10) of CT higher institutions with private scholarship policies on their websites practice scholarship award displacement.

We studied the order in which those CT higher institutions practice scholarship award displacement.

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of CT higher institutions'

that practice scholarship award displacement first eliminate

institutional scholarships/grants.

of CT higher institutions'

that practice scholarship award displacement, the order varies depending on the individual student's situation.

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of CT higher institutions'

that practice scholarship award displacement eliminates federal loans first. 

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of CT higher institutions'

that practice scholarship award displacement eliminates student contribution first. 

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