The MASSGrant program is funded by the state Legislature and provides need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts. Students must be enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution.
To be eligible for a MASSGrant a student must:
-Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one full year prior to the opening of the academic year
-Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations
-Have applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration
-Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received
-Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in a certificate, associate's or bachelor's degree program at an eligible institution
-Not have received a prior bachelor's degree or its equivalent
-Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards
-Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the federal methodology need analysis criteria
-Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0 and $5198
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.