Getting students to and through college.


Do you want to go to college, but don’t know how to apply? Are you worried that you won’t be able to pay for college? Higher Edge is a free program that helps students get to and through college.

We recruit a new class of students each Spring – in March & April. If you would like to apply, please click the application link below or sign up for our mailing list below to receive news about our information sessions.



  • Are current 11th graders willing to commute to New London or Willimantic
  • Are passing core classes and on track to graduate
  • Are not participating in other college-access programs
You must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Your parents/guardians do not have a Bachelor’s degree from the US
  • You qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

Questions? Please contact us at or (860) 439-0034.

We are incredibly saddened by the violence and senseless racism that has affected black communities for generations. Higher Edge’s mission is aimed at leveling the playing field, of supporting young people in our community who are our country’s future. We believe that Black History should be a requirement – not elective – in every school across the country. And that the time to enact policies to end systemic racism and racial inequalities is now.

We commit to working with community partners to advance racial equity in public education; to listening; to educating; to being anti-racist, and to taking action to do the hard work necessary for lasting, meaningful change.

Higher Edge
Board of Directors and Team