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Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's                         Office of Student Financial Assistance
Hurricane Katrina Emergency
Tuition Waiver
In response to the results of Hurricane Katrina, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education created the Commonwealth Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tuition Waiver to provide free tuition to undergraduate students displaced from attending colleges and universities due to Hurricane Katrina and who are attending public colleges and universities in Massachusetts.
Who Is Eligible?
In order to be considered eligible for the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tuition Waiver, a student must provide one of the two following documentations:
  • Verification of admission to or enrollment in an institution of higher education for fall semester, 2005; or
  • A signed Hurricane Katrina Tuition Waiver Affidavit attesting admission or enrollment in an academic program leading to a degree, certificate or other recognized credential for the 2005-2006 academic year at an institution.
Eligible Institutions
An institution within the system of public institutions of higher education Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws.
Award Amounts
Collaborative Teachers shall be eligible for a tuition waiver for up to one state-supported graduate-level course for each student teacher mentored with a maximum of one student teacher mentored per semester. Collaborative Teachers can request waivers for up to two years after the completion of the mentoring relationship for which eligibility is based. Individual student awards shall be no more than the resident graduate tuition rate at the participating institution.
How Do I Apply?
Contact the financial aid office at the institution you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements or deadlines. You can also call the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

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Revere, MA  02151
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