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College tips: Applying to college and for financial aid

With the rising costs of higher education, earning a college degree and getting a good job after graduating can seem daunting. To help residents achieve this goal, Massachusetts provides information and resources to guide students and their families through the process of applying to college and for financial aid. Learn about the application process and how to apply for scholarships, grants, and loans.

Working towards putting an end to bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Parents can learn the signs as to whether or not their child is being bullied and how to protect their child. 

Help prevent child abuse in Massachusetts

Too often child abuse and neglect is discussed only after an awful event occurs. All children deserve to grow up healthy in safe, loving homes. Learn the warning signs that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect and how to report a suspected case to the Department of Children & Families (DCF).