Quick Guide for Students

Below is a quick guide to Massachusetts Financial Aid programs. For additional eligiblity requirements, award amounts and deadlines, click on the links listed. For a complete list of programs, visit our Financial Aid Programs page.

  Type of Aid Who is Eligible
Program Need-Based Merit-Based Full-time Student Part-time Student Public Higher Education Student Private College/ University Student Other Information
MASSGrant
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Can be used at any state-approved postsecondary school in MA, VT, PA, and DC. Student cannot already have a bachelor's degree. >> More Info
Gilbert Matching Student Grant
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Can be used at any private, regionally accredited, non-proft postsecondary school or school of nursing in MA. Student cannot already have a bachelor's degree. >> More Info
Need-Based Tuition Waiver
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Student cannot already have a bachelor's degree. >> More Info
Categorical Tuition Waivers
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  Student must be Native American, veteran, or senior citizen enrolled in undergraduate degree or certificate program. >> More Info
Cash Grant
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  Student cannot already have a bachelor's degree. >> More Info
Part-Time Grant
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Student cannot already have a bachelor's degree. >> More Info
No Interest Loan
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Can be used at any public or private postsecondary school issuing undergraduate degrees and/or certificates in MA. >> More Info
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship  
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  Student must have a combined Mathematics/ELA MCAS score in the top 25% of their school district. >> More Info
Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship
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Students must exhibit difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise. Student must apply during 10th or 11th grade. >> More Info
Foster Child Grant
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Student must be in custody of Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) through Extended Care and Protection Petition and must not be over age 24. >> More Info

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