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Family Economic Security Program (FESP)

FASP Program

The Family Economic Security Program (FESP) at Housatonic Community College provides students with academic, career, financial and personal support.

FESP currently supports students that are balancing work, college, and family. Our goal is to offer wrap-around services to support students through certificate and/or degree completion.

The criteria for FESP participants are as follows:

  • Completed at least 9 credits AND have at least two semesters remaining
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be registered at HCC for the upcoming semester
  • Be currently employed full-time or part-time
    • Have at least one child/dependent

Benefits for FESP participants:

  • One-on-one coaching (financial, academic and career)
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Professional development workshops
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • On campus family events
  • Scholarships
  • Networking skills

What are my responsibilities as a FESP participant?

  • Attend an orientation your first semester of acceptance
  • Meet with your achievement coach at least three times per semester
  • Attend one financial literacy workshop per month during Fall and Spring semesters

How do I maintain my status as a FESP participant?

  • Successfully complete your semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Fulfill your obligation to meet with your coach three times per semester
  • Attend one monthly financial literacy workshop
  • Be registered for the following semester

* See FESP participation agreement for more information.

Made possible (in part) by Fairfield County's Community Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls and the Housatonic Community College Foundation.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Housatonic Community College Foundation