Refi CT Talk with Torrington Young Professionals

October 26, 2016

On Tuesday Rep. Michelle Cook and I spoke with members of the Young Professionals of Northwest Connecticut in Torrington about Connecticut's new student loan refinancing program. We were joined by Samuel A. Rush, Deputy Director of the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) to discuss the program, called Refi CT, which went into effect at the end of June.

Tackling student debt is key to making Connecticut economically competitive. Connecticut is now helping young professionals refinance their debt through Refi CT and save real money. But it's critical we get the word out. As Chair of the Banking Committee, I've pushed to move student debt to the top of our list of priorities. It's been great to work closely with CHESLA to raise awareness of Refi CT.

Refi CT is administered by CHESLA and refinancers can get a fixed rate as low as 4.5% with a co-signer. Connecticut residents interested in refinancing can find more information at


Press Release: Reps. Lesser, Cook Encourage Young Professionals to Utilize Student Loan Refinancing Program