Quinebaug Valley Community College

Category: Small community college | State: CT

About Quinebaug Valley Community College

Quinebaug Valley Community College is not just a college, it is a community, a community that focuses on the success of its students. Whether a goal is a degree, to prepare for a four-year university, to acquire new job skills, or simply to quench one's thirst for learning, QVCC students will discover opportunities to enrich their life. QVCC has provided affordable, high quality education and training to the residents of northeastern Connecticut since 1971. As one of twelve colleges in the Connecticut Community College system, QVCC offers a wide range of programs and services for all ages and backgrounds.

Military Friendly Ratings

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Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Quinebaug Valley Community College

QVCC takes pride in offering veterans and servicemen/women a strong support system. In addition to assisting with military educational benefit packages, veterans have advising, registration, and certification services in a one stop fashion. QVCC's veteran student support organization and dedicated Veteran's Oasis continues to improve access to educational and health benefits, retention, and degree attainment for our veterans and service persons. The Veterans' Garden, located near the main campus entrance houses individual, engraved brick pavers as a way to honor our student and community veterans, making them a permanent part of the QVCC landscape.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $3,912 $11,736 N/A N/A
Fees $502 $1,446 N/A N/A
Room N/A N/A N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $2,400 $2,400 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $512 $512 N/A N/A
Totals $7,326 $16,094 N/A N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes