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If you are in need of financial assistance to help defray the cost of attending MassBay, it is important that you start the application process immediately. Application forms may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office on the Wellesley Hills campus and at the front service desk on the Framingham campus. There is approximately a two-month period between filing the initial application and the issuance of an award letter. A student is not considered to be eligible for financial aid until he/she has received an award letter, therefore, please be aware of all due dates and plan accordingly. Failure to complete the financial aid process early will result in a student paying for all tuition and fee charges from his/her own resources while waiting for reimbursement.
Financial Aid Federal Title IV Authorization Form
Students receiving Federal Financial Aid Title IV funding sources such as Pell and SEOG Grants as well as Federal Direct Loans may be eligible to use excess funds towards additional fees. Federal regulations permit MassBay to credit any Federal Financial Aid received to pay current tuition and fees on your student account. You must authorize MassBay, by completing the Financial Aid Federal Title IV Authorization Form, before we are permitted to apply aid to other educationally related charges, such as Student Health Insurance, late fees, bookstore vouchers (if eligible, submit authorization 2 weeks before the start date of the term to be included on the initial list sent to the Bookstore). Your authorization(s) will remain active for the rest of your academic career at MassBay unless you revoke them in writing to the Student Accounts Office.
The form must be submitted to the Enrollment Center/ Student Accounts Office in person; FAX are not accepted. Forms are available at: FA Federal Title IV Authorization Form
Bookstore vouchers are calculated by totaling all approved sources of financial aid and deducting all outstanding tuition and fee charges. This amount is not a separate award, and the value of the bookstore voucher is subject to change based upon adjustments to financial aid eligibility, enrollment and tuition and fee charges. The maximum authorization for a bookstore voucher is $600.00 dollars. If your financial aid is reduced or cancelled you are responsible for payment of all bookstore charges made against the bookstore voucher authorization and until these charges are paid in full a hold will be placed on your student account.
Third Party Payments
Third party payments, whether Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, corporate sponsorships, high school scholarships, or others. and are not considered financial aid. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all documentation from external agencies are submitted in a timely manner. Qualifications mandating a letter grade prior to the third party making payment are not an acceptable delay for payment. Any refund generated from a Third Party payment will be issued to the student according to the withdrawal and refund policies of the College.
Direct payments are accepted by any combination of the following:
All forms of payments are accepted by the Enrollment Center/Student Accounts Office (Wellesley Hills and Framingham campuses).
The Student Accounts Offices are open 8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm.
Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard and Discover via PeopleSoft- Self Service. Check/Money Order can be mailed using the remit portion from the billing statement. All checks and money orders made payable to MassBay Community College and should include a student ID number.
Payments can be mailed to MassBay Community College, Student Accounts Office, 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Review and payment of tuition and fees can be viewed by using MassBay self-services in Bay Navigator (formerly PeopleSoft).