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At MassBay, we are committed to helping every student access a college education with as little debt as possible, regardless of your financial status. Our Financial Aid Office helps administer federal and state financial aid, which include scholarships, work study, and low-interest loans, for eligible students.
We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Español). The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Be sure to list “MassBay Community College” and our federal school code number: 002171, in the College Release Section. If you would prefer to complete a paper FAFSA, you may request a copy by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
While you can file the FAFSA at any time, the priority deadline for the academic year is May 1. This means that if you complete your FAFSA on or before May 1, your eligibility will be reviewed for all types of federal and state aid. Adhering to this deadline ensures the best possible financial aid package for which you are eligible. If you missed the priority deadline, do not worry! You are encouraged to still apply. We strongly encourage you to fill out a FAFSA as soon as possible thereafter. There are several types of federal and state aid available to students throughout the academic year.
Please note: As the billing due date approaches, it may be necessary for you to sign up for a payment plan while waiting for your financial aid to be processed. Review of financial aid eligibility may take as many as 6–8 weeks from the time that your FAFSA is complete. Please be aware there is no guarantee of eligibility. If it is determined you are not eligible, you will remain on the payment plan to satisfy your bill with the college.
Please be aware that a student must complete the FAFSA each academic year. The U.S. Department of Education encourages all students to apply online. Filing online is faster and easier with prompts to guide you as you complete the application.
You must file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid.Federal School Code 002171