The MassTransfer Tuition Credit Program awards a tuition credit to students who are enrolled in a state college or university who has completed an associate degree at a public community college approved under the MassTransfer program. The credit is valid for the two years of a student's enrollment immediately following their community college enrollment.
Who Is Eligible?
A student enrolled in an undergraduate program at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus who:
- Graduated from a Massachusetts public community college with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- Participated in the MassTransfer program at the community college, completing the course/degree requirements under an MassTransfer A2B Mapped or A2B Linked agreement.
- Enrolled at the state university or University of Massachusetts campus within one calendar year of graduation from the community college.
- Enrolled in a state-supported baccalaureate program.
- Did not enroll at an institution other than the degree-granting community college before enrolling at the campus selected through MassTransfer.
- Has documentation of Tuition Advantage Program eligibility on file at the receiving institution, including transcripts demonstrating compliance with MassTransfer requirements. For those students completing associate degree requirements in a term where the community college does not confer degrees, a letter from the Registrar or Joint Admissions officer should accompany the other documentation certifying completion of associate degree requirements.
Students will be entitled to the MassTransfer Tuition Credit at a public college or university campus for two years of undergraduate enrollment as long as the following conditions are met:
- Enrollment is continuous.
- The recipient of the tuition credit earns a cumulative 3.0 grade point average for the first year of enrollment at the state college or University of Massachusetts campus. Failure to achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the end of the first year of matriculation invalidates a student's eligibility to receive the tuition credit for the second year.
- For students demonstrating compelling hardships, institutions may exercise professional judgment regarding the above conditions.
How to Apply
Contact the financial aid office at the public college or university that you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements and deadlines. You can also contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.