Massachusetts State Grant

This grant awarded to full-time (12 credits or more each semester) students who are Massachusetts residents and who do not have a prior bachelor’s degree. Students must file the FAFSA by the May 1 priority deadline in order to be considered for this grant.

Massachusetts Cash Grant

This grant is awarded to Massachusetts residents who have resided in the state for at least one year and who are enrolled in at least three credits each semester. The Massachusetts Cash Grant is awarded on a funds available basis and can only be applied towards tuition and mandatory fee charges.

Massachusetts Tuition Waiver

This state funded, need-based program is available to Massachusetts residents who have resided in the state for at least one year. The tuition waiver is awarded on a funds available basis. Awards cannot exceed assessed state-supported day tuition charges.

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

This grant is awarded to Massachusetts resident who have resided in the state for at least one year, and who are enrolled in six to 11 credits each semester and who do not have a prior bachelors’ degree. The Massachusetts Part-Time Grant is awarded on a funds available basis.

Mass GEAR‐UP Grants (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

This grant is awarded in conjunction with the federal and state government and is designed to assist socially disadvantaged students.

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship are eligible for a tuition waiver for state-supported undergraduate courses. Students are required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 for continued eligibility. There is no application process for this non-need based scholarship. Eligible students will be notified in the fall of their senior year in high school, and they must attend a college during the first academic year semester (fall/spring) following their high school graduation. Students must be attending school full-time.

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out-of-school-time educators and providers who enroll in an associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs. For additional information about Massachusetts state programs including eligibility requirements, please visit the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance website at: www.osfa.mass.edu