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Joint Admissions Tuition Advantage Waiver Program
The Joint Admissions Tuition Advantage Waiver Program awards a tuition waiver equal to 33% of the resident tuition rate at a State college or participating university for the two (2) years of a student's matriculation in college, immediately following their community college enrollment.
Who Is Eligible?
A student enrolled in an undergraduate program at a state college or University of Massachusetts campus who:
  • Graduated from a Massachusetts public community college with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Participated in the Joint Admissions Program and completed an approved academic program at the community college.
  • Enrolled at the state college or University of Massachusetts campus selected through the Joint Admissions Program within one calendar year of graduation from the community college.
  • Enrolled in a state-supported baccalaureate program.
  • Did not matriculate at an institution other than the degree-granting community college before enrolling at the campus selected through the Joint Admissions Program.
  • Has documentation of Tuition Advantage Program eligibility on file at the receiving institution, including transcripts demonstrating compliance with Joint Admissions Program requirements. For those students completing associate degree requirements in a term where the community college does not confer degrees, a letter from the Registrar or Joint Admissions officer should accompany the other documentation certifying completion of associate degree requirements.
Award Amounts
Students eligible for the Tuition Advantage Program will be entitled to a tuition waiver equal to 33% of the Massachusetts resident tuition rate at a State College or University campus for two (2) years of undergraduate enrollment as long as the following conditions are met:
  • Enrollment is continuous.
  • The recipient of the tuition waiver earns a cumulative 3.0 grade point average for the first year of enrollment at the state college or University of Massachusetts campus. Failure to achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the end of the first year of matriculation invalidates a student's eligibility to receive the tuition waiver for the second year.
  • For students demonstrating compelling hardships, institutions may exercise professional judgment regarding the above conditions.
How Do I Apply?
Contact the financial aid at the State College or University that you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements and deadlines. You can also contact the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

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