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Senior Citizen Tuition and Fee Waiver Program

MassBay is proud to offer free tuition and fees for eligible students aged 60 years or greater. Students are limited to one free course per semester and must be 60 years of age or greater by the start of the semester to use the waiver. The Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver program will waive the tuition and fee costs remaining (of one course) after any other applicable financial aid or benefits have been applied. The program will only be applied to classes for which at least 11 students are enrolled.

Applications for the Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver will not be accepted until two weeks prior to the first day of the semester. Students eligible for the Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver must certify US citizenship and Massachusetts residency and present proof of age 60 years or greater.
Prospective degree-seeking students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the program. Non-degree students and students enrolling in the following programs are not eligible for federal financial aid; therefore, can forego the FAFSA filing:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Central Processing Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Computed Tomography