High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver

*The following is a brief description for students. Institutions should refer to the most recent guidelines for information.

The High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver Program provides an incentive to business and industry to support the computer information technology/science and engineering students through scholarships and internships. Public higher education institutions are encouraged to seek funding from business and industry for computer and information science and technology and engineering scholarships that the Commonwealth will, in turn, match with a full waiver of the cost of a student's annual tuition charges. In addition to scholarships and tuition waivers, students participating in the program gain real life experience in their chosen paths through business and industry internships. This program provides added incentive for high-achieving high school students to attend public institutions of higher education in Massachusetts.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for a High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver, a student must:

1 See www.mass.edu/tuitionequity for more details.

2 Pursuant to Section 9 of Chapter 15A, as amended by Section 11 of Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2023.

Eligible Institutions

An eligible institution is within the system of public institutions of higher education section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws.

Computer Information Science/Technology and Engineering programs within these institutions must be reviewed and determined annually by the Board of Higher Education to be eligible.

Award Amounts

Individual student awards shall match industry scholarships up to the resident undergraduate tuition rate at the participating institution.

Click here to view the full value of tuition waivers, by school, for a full-time student in the current academic year.

How to Apply

Contact the financial aid office at the institution you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements or deadlines. You can also contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

PDF Tuition Waiver Guidelines