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Framingham State University Partners with MassBay

MassBay Community College is proud to collaborate with Framingham State University (FSU) on several key programs and initiatives:

Dormitory Housing + Residential Life

Residence halls at Framingham State university

Interested in on-campus living? Framingham State University is offering full-time MassBay Community College students the next best thing: the unique opportunity to live on the Framingham State University campus, while attending classes at MassBay. Framingham State University is situated on a beautiful, 78-acre, traditional New England college campus located just 9 miles from our Wellesley campus, 2 miles from our Framingham Campus, and 4.5 miles from our Ashland Campus.

Advantages of On-Campus Living

Students who choose to live on a college campus tend to find it easier to engage in community activities and events, a factor that can contribute to student success.

Amenities include:
  • State-of-the-art dining facility and campus center
  • Quiet study areas
  • Lounges with picturesque views of campus
  • Recreation and Fitness Center access
  • Access to FSU Health Services
  • Library
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 security desk
  • Cable TV and WIFI
2022-2023 Academic Year Room and Board Anticipated Costs


  • Standard double-occupancy room rate (excludes vacation periods): $8,640
  • Standard double-occupancy room rate (includes Thanksgiving, winter and spring break housing): $9,140

Meal Plan: All student residents on the Framingham State University campus are required to have a meal plan. There are several options that range in price. More information on current plans can be found at:

Dining Plans →

The most popular plan among students is the 19-meal plan, $4,020 for the academic year.

$85 Health Services
$267 Fitness Center
$100 Library

Parking: $500

All interested students should contact:

Office of Residence Life at Framingham State University


Eligible students need to be enrolled at MassBay as a full-time student for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

MassBay students interested in this opportunity can email

The MetroWest College Planning Collaborative

The The MetroWest College Planning Collaborative (CPC) is a joint Framingham State University and MassBay Community College college-access initiative, aimed at connecting area youth from underrepresented communities, first generation college students, and adults, who are not in the traditional college-age group on a path towards the completion of a certificate or a college degree.

RN to BSN Pathway

Framingham State University and MassBay Community College are pleased to announce a new partnership that provides MassBay students who earn their associate’s degree in Nursing with seamless admission into Framingham State’s Nursing Program to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The “RN to BS in Nursing” Program aims to streamline the process for students to earn their bachelor’s degree in a field that is facing a large shortfall in qualified job applicants due to retirements.

“We are excited for this partnership and the educational opportunities this will provide our students,” said MassBay Director of Admissions and Recruitment Alison McCarty. “We have been flooded with interest in our nursing program from applicants who have noticed our strong license exam pass rates and have heard about our concept-based instruction designed for adult learners who thrive with experiential learning. Having this partnership in place will assist our students earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees and strengthen the local medical community.” Students will have to meet certain criteria in order to ensure seamless transfer to FSU, including:

  • Successfully completing the Associate Degree in Nursing at MassBay with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Successfully passing the NCLEX-RN exam
  • Presenting a current, unrestricted RN license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Early College Initiatives

Press release: Framingham State and MassBay Receive Preliminary Designation Status for Early College Program from Baker-Polito Administration

MassBay Community College and Framingham State University have been awarded $10,000 by the Baker-Polito Administration that will support outreach to underrepresented students in Framingham and Milford Public Schools to participate in early college programs.

Early college programs combine traditional high school courses with an opportunity to earn college credit at a public college or university, typically in a particular career pathway. Under the plan, outreach to students will begin in middle school and will be focused on the following career pathways: business management, education, sociology and criminal justice, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), including life sciences.

NEWS-About FSU: Framingham State and MassBay Receive Grant to Support Early College Programs