Massasoit recognizes the need for financial assistance on the part of some students to help pay the cost of their higher education. This page provides information regarding the types of financial aid available to students who wish to attend Massasoit. Additional information can be found under Financial Aid Programs.
- Grants & Scholarships - gifts which do not have to be repaid.
- Tuition Waivers
- Loans - these must be repaid but generally only after you have completed your higher education.
- Student Employment - work on campus for which you are paid.
This federal program provides grants up to $5,550 for each undergraduate year based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Monies may be available for study in the summer sessions if recipients attended less than full time during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal aid for students with exceptional financial need.
Provides assistance to Massachusetts residents who are studying full time. Award values range from $300 to $800 per year. In order to qualify for this grant, students must file the FAFSA each year prior to the state’s May 1 deadline.
Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this program provides assistance to needy Massachusetts residents who are studying part time. Maximum award is $400 annually.
State grant funded program available for needy students on a first come/first serve basis. Award amounts vary, but cannot exceed the total of tuition and fees.
Tuition Waiver Policy
Several kinds of tuition waivers are available to Massasoit Community College students. These waivers include, but are not limited to, National Guard, Veteran, Senior Citizen, Native American, state employee, and ward of the state.
Waiver documentation must be submitted by the bill due date, or at the time of registration, which ever is later. Waivers will not be processed retroactively. Waivers are not refundable.
Students will need to present documentation of eligibility, and may need to certify they meet all waiver eligibility requirements prior to having their waiver accepted. Students eligible for waivers should obtain clarification from the Financial Aid Office before making course selections.
Students eligible for the Senior Citizen Waiver need to certify US citizenship and MA residency, and present proof of age 60 yrs or greater. Senior Citizen Waivers will not be accepted until late registration, which is 1 week before the start of class, and enrollment of 15 students in the class is confirmed.
Federal Direct Student Loans are available to students who file a FAFSA. Click here for additional information.
Federal Direct Plus Loans are available to parent borrowers. These programs provide additional loan funds for educational purposes. These loans have a 7.9% fixed interest rate. Plus loans are subject to credit approval.
Click here for additional information.
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded student employment program. Students are placed with various academic and administrative offices throughout the College. There are also off-campus Work Study opportunities through our America Reads and Community Service programs. Student employees may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. The hourly wage is $8.00 per hour. Student employment guidelines and applications for the Federal Work Study are available in the Office of Financial Aid.
A student's enrollment in a program of study abroad which is approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for Title IV assistance. Students must contact the Registrar and the Director of Financial Aid to apply.