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For the third consecutive year, MassBay will hold the line on student costs. MassBay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA, campus May 2022 (Photo: MassBay Community College).
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (June 22, 2022) — MassBay Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget last week that will not require students to pay an increase in fees or tuition for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. This is the third consecutive year MassBay has avoided charging students more for fees and tuition.
“At MassBay we believe the access to higher education is a matter of social justice,” said MassBay President David Podell. “We remain accessible by keeping the cost to attend as low as possible for students, by offering scholarships and financial aid counseling, and by ensuring the investment students make in us pays off in the end with well-paying, rewarding careers. Kudos to our financial management team for enabling us once again to keep tuition and fees at current levels.”
MassBay is the lowest-cost college option in MetroWest. A typical course for Massachusetts residents costs $224 per credit. Students often take classes at MassBay and then transfer their credits toward bachelor’s degree programs elsewhere, or they take their gained credentials, skills, and training and enter the local workforce.
“Maintaining the lowest possible cost for our students is part of our mission,” said Vice President for Administration and Finance Marcus Edward. “To offset rising costs of operations, we have invested wisely and redoubled our efforts to secure grants. The result has been an efficient, effective operation. At a time when the cost of attending college is prohibitive for many, our students continue to benefit from an excellent education and exceptional value.”
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.