Community Connections Scholarship

Community connections late start

NOW is the time to act

The Community Connections Scholarship is a chance for residents of Cortland, Tompkins, and Tioga Counties to try classes at Tompkins Cortland at $50/credit after the scholarship is applied for up to six part-time credits. The only requirements are proof of residency and not having been previously matriculated in a Tompkins Cortland Community College degree program. 

This scholarship is only applicable to the Spring 2021 semester. 

Late Start Sessions Fit Your Schedule

We offer classes that start in various sessions through April 12. These are tailored for part-time study: They vary from one to four credits. They all fit within degree programs but can also lead to microcredentials and, most importantly, improved job prospects. 

 A degree gives you flexibility in a changing economy  

The pandemic has upended our economy and our lives, with more changes to come. But there are jobs in our area open right now that pay well - if you have the necessary skills. We specialize in employment readiness. Whether it's employer-initiated microcredentials or full degree programs, we can help you get the skills you need to improve your employment. 

Our degrees include Nursing, Business, Construction and Environmental Technology, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Computer Science, Recreation, Sustainable Farming, Engineering, and more. 

For information on enrolling and registering for classes, visit our virtual Enrollment Services Center office using the access information below or contact the Admissions Office at

Enrollment Center Virtual Office Hours


9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday

RoomEnrollment Services
Call in phone number: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 942 1871 8090
Password: 699941
Check the status of your admissions application and financial aid inquiries, as well as registration, housing, billing, and any other functions of the Enrollment Services Center.

Make a schedule that fits your busy life

With seven course types including in-person, fully online, and numerous hybrid models, at Tompkins Cortland you can build a schedule that fits your busy life. You might be working or raising a family – we have more than 50 years of experience helping people in the same situations earn their degrees. 

There's plenty of time to register
We have sessions beginning Jan. 27, Feb. 17, March 8, March 23, and April 12. Check out the academic calendar for details. 

The support you need 

We have an affordable childcare center for our students with income-based sliding scale rates, as well as a full array of services including wellness and mental health services, along with a fully functional food pantry and College recovery space

Eligibility details

To be eligible, students must provide proof of residency in Cortland, Tompkins, or Tioga County. Students must not have been previously enrolled (matriculated) in a degree program at the College and must have a high school degree or equivalent.

Students will be required to study part time for at least the Spring 2021 semester. In addition, course-specific fees and books are not covered by this scholarship and will need to be paid for by the student. Students who choose to enroll in a degree program will be eligible for financial aid.