*The following is a brief description for students. Institutions should refer to the most recent guidelines for information.
The Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver is designed to attract and enroll Massachusetts high school students who have been designated as valedictorians. The program allows high school valedictorians to receive tuition waivers at any public higher education institution in Massachusetts. Since it opened, the program has predominantly supported the University of Massachusetts University Scholars Program.
To be eligible for a Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver, a student must:
An eligible institution is within the system of public higher education under Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws.
Students eligible for the Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver are entitled to a tuition waiver equal to 100% to attend any public higher education institution.
Click here to view the full value of tuition waivers, by school, for a full-time student in the current academic year.
Contact the financial aid office at the institution you are attending or plan to attend, for application requirements or deadlines. You can also contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.