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Paying for College

Starting at MassBay means access to top-notch faculty, a wide range of courses and degree programs, and the support you need to succeed – for a fraction of the cost. At MassBay, we are committed to helping you get the financial support you need to reach your educational goals.

 

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You already made a smart choice by considering a MassBay education. See how our Tuition & Fees compare to other four-year colleges and universities on our Cost Comparison Guide

 

Invest in yourself. We can help. 

Whether you need a little or a lot of financial support, we have programs that can you pay for your education:

  • Federal Financial Aid: If you are a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident seeking a degree in a qualifying program, you may be eligible for financial aid, which include federal grants (money you don't have to pay back!), work study (earn money while you learn), and low-interest federal leoans 

  • MassBay Scholarships: The MassBay Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to students registered for classes. Scholarships can help pay for tuition, books, or materials to support your education.

  • Commonwealth Commitment: Commit to starting at a community college, then transferring to one of the state universities or a UMass campus, and reap the financial savings. 

  • Tuition-Free Plan for Boston ResidentsOffered in partnership with Boston Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, Boston high school graduates may qualify to attend MassBay tuition-free, provided you meet certain income eligibility requirements. 

  • Veteran and Military Benefits: MassBay consistently ranks among the top colleges for veterans and active military. Take advantage of your GI Bill and other benefits to help pay for education.