*The following is a brief description for students. Institutions should refer to the most recent guidelines for information.
The Cash Grant Program is a complementary program to the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Program. It helps needy students by awarding grant money to cover additional charges such as mandatory fees and non-state-supported tuition. Since its inception, the Cash Grant has been used in campus-based financial aid packaging strategies to support those individuals who would otherwise be denied the opportunity for higher education.
To be eligible for a Massachusetts Cash Grant, a student must:
An eligible institution shall mean an institution within the system of public institutions of higher education under section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws.
An individual Cash Grant award for an academic period may not exceed the combined institutional tuition and fees charged for the award period.
Contact your financial aid office for application requirements and deadlines. You may also call the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 for additional information.