Worried About Student Debt?
We’re the Most Affordable Option
At STCC, we work with students one-on-one to help identify the best financing options to make your education a reality. Our Smart Start programs help you SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS versus the traditional 4-year college experience.
We’re proud to offer a variety of programs and education plans that not just make college affordable but also knock down other barriers that might otherwise keep you from attaining a college education.
Paying for College
Paying for college can be overwhelming at times. The Student Financial Service department is here to assist with all questions regarding the financial aid process, payment arrangements, bookstore vouchers, Ram Cards, and health insurance waivers.
Whether your goal is to transfer to a Massachusetts university through MassTransfer or the Commonwealth Commitment or an independent baccalaureate campus, we offer flexible pathways to degrees beyond STCC.
College Now for High School Students
High school rising juniors and seniors have an amazing opportunity to complete up to 8 free college courses at STCC. These dual-enrollment courses can fulfill high school graduation requirements and they certainly count toward STCC degrees and can be transferred to 4-year colleges.
Gateway to College
Perhaps you’ve experienced life events that prevent you from pursuing a traditional path to a college degree. The Gateway to College program at STCC helps students who have faced significant challenges and/or are behind, or may have dropped out of high school. An application process is required and is open to residents of Springfield and Agawam.