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Paying for College

The Massachusetts Office of Financial Assistance has compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the process of applying for financial aid and paying for college.

Getting Started

Student Aid on the Web The US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website. Here you can learn about the different types of federal aid available and what the eligibility criteria are for them. This is a fantastic resource and a great first step in learning what financial aid resources are available to you.

Your Plan for the Future The Massachusetts College and Career Planning Portal. You can create an account and track your college applications online and research and apply for financial aid.

Big Future - The College Board Big Future is a college planning resource from the College Board

College Navigator A database to help you search college programs by academic field of study, location, cost, and length.

Applying for Aid

FAFSA  The online Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Forecaster  This is a tool to estimate your eligibility for Federal Student Aid before submitting your FAFSA

Financial Aid Glossary Confused by all of the acronyms? Here is a glossary of financial aid terms.

Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator will help you determine how much it will actually cost for you to go to college.

College Affordability and Transparency Center The US Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center 

FastWeb An online resource to help you find outside scholarships.

Need more help?

The following resources offer in-person college planning and financial aid assistance.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. There are dozens of locations across the Commonwealth on several dates in the winter and early spring of each year.

MEFA Seminars Attend a MEFA College Financing Seminar or Webinar

ASA College Planning Centers Find an American Student Assistance College Planning Center

MassEdCo A statewide network of service sites that provide education and career advising, free of charge.




Massachusetts Colleges and Universities Financial Aid Information

MA Colleges and Universities Financial Aid Sites
College Financial Aid Office
American International College https://apps.aic.edu/static/phonebook/depts/financial_aid_office/
Amherst College https://www.amherst.edu/offices/financialaid
Anna Maria College https://annamaria.edu/admission/financial-aid/
Assumption University https://www.assumption.edu/people-and-departments/organization-listing/office-financial-aid
Babson College https://www.babson.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/contact-us/
Boston Baptist College https://www.boston.edu/financialaid
Bay Path University https://www.baypath.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admissions/financial-aid/
Bentley University https://www.bentley.edu/offices/financial-assistance
Berklee College of Music https://www.berklee.edu/student-financial-services/financial-aid
Berkshire Community College https://www.berkshirecc.edu/admission-and-aid/financial-aid/
Boston Architectural College https://the-bac.edu/financial-aid
Boston College https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-services/financial-aid.html
Boston University https://www.bu.edu/finaid/contact-us/
Brandeis University https://www.brandeis.edu/student-financial-services/contact/index.html
Bridgewater State University https://www.bridgew.edu/office/financial-aid
Bristol Community College https://bristolcc.edu/getstartedatbristol/financialaid/index.html
Bunker Hill Community College https://www.bhcc.edu/financialaid/
Cambridge College https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid-overview
Cape Cod Community College https://www.capecod.edu/financialaid/
Clark University https://www.clarku.edu/offices/financial-aid/
College of the Holy Cross https://www.holycross.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-office
Curry College https://www.curry.edu/admission-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid/contact-student-financial-services
Dean College https://www.dean.edu/cost-aid/applying-for-financial-aid/meet-our-financial-services-team/
Eastern Nazarene College https://enc.edu/tuition-aid/financial-aid/
Elms College https://www.elms.edu/financial-aid/
Emerson College https://emerson.edu/departments/financial-aid/contact-us
Emmanuel College https://www.emmanuel.edu/graduate-and-professional-programs/graduate-admissions-and-aid/contact-us.html
Endicott College https://www.endicott.edu/admission/graduate-admission/financial-aid
Fisher College https://www.fisher.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Fitchburg State University https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid/contact-financial-aid
Framingham State University https://www.framingham.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid/contact-us/index
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology https://www.bfit.edu/admissions-and-aid/financialaid/
Gordon College https://www.gordon.edu/financialaid
Greenfield Community College https://www.gcc.mass.edu/financial-aid/
Hampshire College https://www.hampshire.edu/offices-hampshire/student-financial-services/financial-aid-office
Harvard University https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid
Hellenic College https://www.hchc.edu/scholarships-and-aid/
Holyoke Community College https://www.hcc.edu/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid
Hult International Business School https://www.hult.edu/undergraduate/admissions/scholarships/
Labouré College https://www.laboure.edu/tuition-financial-aid
Lasell University https://www.lasell.edu/tuition-and-aid/contact-us.html
Lesley University https://lesley.edu/department-search/financial-aid-office
Longy School of Music of Bard College https://longy.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-aid/
Massachusetts Bay Community College https://www.massbay.edu/financial-aid/contact
Massachusetts College of Art and Design https://www.mcla.edu/admission-aid/paying-for-college/financial-aid/index.php
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts https://www.mcla.edu/admission-aid/paying-for-college/financial-aid/index.php
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences https://www.mcphs.edu/admission-and-aid/financial-services/contact
Massachusetts Institute of Technology https://sfs.mit.edu/contact/
Massachusetts Maritime Academy https://www.maritime.edu/financial-aid
Massasoit Community College https://massasoit.edu/enrollment/paying-for-college/financial-aid/
Merrimack College https://www.merrimack.edu/aid/contact-us.php
Middlesex Community College https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/financialassistance/
Montserrat College of Art https://www.montserrat.edu/sfs/
Mount Holyoke College https://www.mtholyoke.edu/directory/departments-offices-centers/student-financial-services
Mount Wachusett Community College http://catalog.mwcc.edu/costofattendanceandpaymentoptions/financialaid/
New England Conservatory of Music https://necmusic.edu/financial-aid/contact-us
Nichols College https://www.nichols.edu/offices/student-financial-services/
Northeastern University https://studentfinance.northeastern.edu/contact-us/
Northern Essex Community College https://www.necc.mass.edu/afford/apply-for-aid/contact-the-financial-aid-office/
Northpoint Bible College https://northpoint.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/
North Shore Community College https://www.northshore.edu/paying/financial-services/contact.html
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering https://www.olin.edu/admission-financial-aid/connect
Quincy College https://quincycollege.edu/tuition/financial-aid/
Quinsigamond Community College https://www.qcc.edu/financial-aid-scholarships
Regis College https://www.regiscollege.edu/admission-and-aid/undergraduate-admission/cost-and-financial-aid
Roxbury Community College https://www.rcc.mass.edu/afford/financial-assistance/index.html
Salem State University https://www.salemstate.edu/finaid
Simmons University https://www.simmons.edu/graduate/tuition-and-financial-aid/contact-us
Bard College at Simon's Rock https://simons-rock.edu/early-college/contact-us/offices-and-departments/financial-aid-office.php
Smith College https://www.smith.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid/first-year
Springfield College https://springfield.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Springfield Technical Community College https://www.stcc.edu/pay-for-college/contact-us/
Stonehill College https://www.stonehill.edu/offices-and-services/financial-aid/
Suffolk University https://www.suffolk.edu/student-financial-services/contact-us
Tufts University https://admissions.tufts.edu/tuition-and-aid/contact-the-financial-aid-offi/
University of Massachusetts Amherst https://www.umass.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-services/connect-us
University of Massachusetts Boston https://finaid.umb.edu/apply/staff
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth https://www.umassd.edu/financialaid/
University of Massachusetts Lowell https://www.uml.edu/thesolutioncenter/contact.aspx
Urban College of Boston https://www.urbancollege.edu/financial-aid
Wellesley College https://www.wellesley.edu/sfs/contact
Wentworth Institute of Technology https://wit.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-counselors
Western New England University https://www1.wne.edu/enrollment-services/financial-aid/index.cfm
Westfield State University https://www.westfield.ma.edu/cost-aid/getting-started-fafsa/financial-aid-staff
Wheaton College https://wheatoncollege.edu/about-wheaton-college/offices-services/student-financial-services/
Williams College https://www.williams.edu/sfs/
William James College https://www.williamjames.edu/about/contact-us.html
Worcester Polytechnic Institute https://www.wpi.edu/admissions/tuition-aid
Worcester State University https://www.worcester.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-financial-aid/financial-aid/contact-financial-aid/
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