No, all Boston residents are eligible regardless of immigration status (excluding F1 visa holders). For more information on residency eligibility please visit the Tuition-Free Community College Plan site.
- You are not a resident in the city of Boston
- You are an International student (F1 visa holder)
- You have an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree
- You are enrolled in non-credit course(s)
- All tuition and mandatory fees remaining after any other applicable financial aid has been applied.
- $250 each semester for up to three years of college-related expenses (such as books or transportation).
- Debt of up to $2,500 for students with an outstanding balance that is preventing a student from re-enrolling.
Funds are awarded as first come first serve so apply early.
1. If you are not already in a degree or certificate program at Massasoit, apply for admission to the college.
2. Complete the FAFSA * and add Massasoit Community College using our school code: 002177 if you haven’t already.
* Students who are undocumented, DACA students, or have TPS, do not need to complete the FAFSA.
3. Complete the Boston Tuition Free Community College (BTFCC) Request Form.
4. Complete, sign, and upload the Tuition-Free Community College Applicant Authorization and Consent Form.
Any associates degree or select certificate programs offered at any of our campus locations (Brockton, Canton and Middleboro). To learn more about the available programs and how to apply, contact our admissions office at email@example.com.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free, online process that will let you know if you qualify for a specific income-based financial aid award called a Pell Grant, which covers college costs.
The Pell Grant is a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that helps pay for college for students in financial need. Unlike a loan, the Pell Grant does not need to be repaid.
The FAFSA takes less than an hour to complete. Apply at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
If you need help completing the FAFSA, FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. Learn more at masfaa.org/fafsaday/.
Students that are eligible for federal student aid, must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. If you are eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant as determined from submission of the FAFSA, that will be applied toward your tuition and then the TFCC program will pay the remaining balance. If you are not eligible for federal student aid because of your citizenship status, you are not required to fill out a FAFSA and the TFCC program will pay the entire balance of your tuition and fees.