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MassBay Health Sciences students

Have You Heard?

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has proposed free community college for any Massachusetts resident 25 years or older. If the MassReconnect program is approved by the Massachusetts Legislature, students who qualify for MassReconnect can attend MassBay for free as soon as fall 2023!

Who qualifies?

  • Are 25-years-old or older as of the first day of classes (September 5, 2023)
  • Have been a resident of Massachusetts for at least one year
  • Have not previously completed a college degree
  • Have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester for an associate degree or certificate program

What costs are covered?

Tuition and fees would be covered if MassReconnect is approved and students would receive an allowance to pay for books and supplies.

Student at Graduation How long will the funds be available?

MassReconnect will support students for up to four years from initial acceptance or until completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first.

When will we know if MassReconnect is happening, and what can I do today to prepare?

Contact us! Please complete this simple form: MassReconnect Information Request, and we will send you information as we get it. This is a great way to be ready for your free college when it becomes available.

Also, you are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now. As noted, only students who fill out the FASFA will be considered for MassReconnect funds! Filling out the FAFSA is free. Please use the MassBay Federal School Code: 002171. Anyone needing help completing the FAFSA can text “MassBay” to 857-309-2942, and an expert advisor will be happy to assist you.

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