Boston Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC)
Massasoit Community College is pleased to announce that we are a partner college in the Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC) Plan. The TFCC plan pays for up to three years of tuition and fees for Boston residents — regardless of their age, income, or immigration status (excluding F1 visa holders) — who are pursuing an associate degree or select certificate programs.
For more information about the TFCC plan, contact Dr. Carine Sauvignon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
The program covers free tuition and fees for up to three years, including summer semesters.
Once you start receiving TFCC funds, you should aim to take classes every fall and spring semester. If you take a semester off, you can still remain enrolled in TFCC. But remember: You still only get up to 3 years of funding. If you take a semester off, you cannot get that semester of missed funding back. While it is not a requirement for TFCC, you should also try to take at least 10 college credits each semester. This will increase your chances of earning your associate degree within three years. Your academic advisor can help you stay on track.
Once enrolled in TFCC, you do not need to re-apply in following years. Complete your FAFSA each year to continue receiving the Pell grant (if eligible).
Yes! If you are a Boston resident, tuition and fees are free for associate degree and select certificate programs. Funds are first come first serve so apply early.
Yes! The program will pay off debt of up to $2,500 for students with an outstanding balance if it prevents them from re-enrolling. Students must re-enroll in an associate degree or select certificate program.