Financing Your Future Begins Here

CHESLA provides financing, information and tools for students and families to make informed decisions about paying for higher education.

School Loans

CHESLA gives you a low rate, peace of mind and predictability

Refinance Programs

Unlock financial freedom through student loan refinancing


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Outreach & Resources

Valuable information about the process of paying for college

Welcome to CHESLA

The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) is a quasi-public state authority created to offer students and their families cost-effective financing options for higher education. We are a non-profit that channels our resources into helping you reach your educational goals.

Our Impact

In-School Loans

In-School Loan Volume

Refinance Loans

Refinance Loan Volume


Scholarship Volume

News & Events

CHESLA Announces Historic Low Rates for CHESLA Borrowers

Hartford, CT, December 9, 2021- The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) announced that it has again reduced the interest rates it charges its refinance borrowers. The new fixed interest rates for Refi CT loans now range from 3.75% to...

CHESLA Offers Employer Student Loan Repayment Program

The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) has announced its Employer Student Loan Repayment Program. The program is offered jointly by CHESLA and its Rhode Island counterpart, the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA). The relatively...

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