MassTransfer: Your way to maximize credit and complete a degree in Massachusetts' public colleges & universities

Financial Aid


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Glossary is one of the most important pieces to complete during your application process. Two points to remember:

  1. Fill out the FAFSA every year, whether or not you think you are eligible.
  2. Select your intended transfer college or university on the form. (If you already applied, call 1-800-433-3243 to add your new college choice, or add the new college online).

The information you include on the FAFSA will be automatically sent to the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance, which processes financial assistance at Massachusetts institutions.

Cost of Attendance

Every school is different, but in 2014-2015 the average annual cost to attend (tuition plus fees) full-time for two semesters is $5,261 at the community colleges; $8,681 at the Massachusetts state universities; and $12,618 at the University of Massachusetts.