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MassBay ExpressWay

MassBay Community College offers several programs to make it easier, faster, and more economical to get an associate’s and then a bachelor’s degree.


You can earn both your associate’s and bachelor’s degrees — right here on MassBay’s campus — through FSU@MassBay. Through this partnership, eligible MassBay students who enroll in liberal arts or business administration programs can follow a pathway to earn bachelor’s degrees in liberal studies or management from Framingham State University.
Massachusetts Commonwealth Commitment

What is the Commonwealth Commitment? The first-of-its-kind agreement in the nation, the Commonwealth Commitment makes it more affordable than ever for Massachusetts residents to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program offers associate’s degree to bachelor’s degree pathways in a number of popular areas of study.
Tuition-Free Plan for BPS Students

Boston Public School graduates can now attend MassBay Community College tuition-free, provided you meet certain eligibility requirements. Offered in partnership with Boston Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, MassBay is excited to help more Boston students earn their college degrees, without the burden of high debt.

To be eligible for the Tuition-Free Plan, you must:

  • Graduate from a BPS high school within a year of starting the plan
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 2.0
  • Be eligible for a Pell Grant, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Require no more than three developmental courses by the start of the semester
  • Be able to complete community college in 3 years (if you finish in 2 years, that’s fantastic!)
  • Be a Boston resident
  • Have low to moderate household income, per HUD guidelines