Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Credit

Program Summary

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

The Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Credit awards merit-based state-supported undergraduate tuition credits at State Universities and Community Colleges. At the University of Massachusetts the individual student awards shall be valued at $1,714 at Amherst, $1,714 at Boston, $1,417 at Dartmouth, and $1,454 at Lowell.The purposes of the Certificate of Mastery are to:

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for a Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award, a student must:

*Students who have graduated high school are not eligible to apply.

1 See 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 higher education under Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws.

Award Amounts

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

Students are also required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.3 for continued eligibility.

This credit towards tuition cannot be combined with any other tuition credits.

How to Apply

Application forms are available from the Koplik coordinator at your high school or contact Alexia Cribbs at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education at (781) 338-3581 or via email at You may also contact the Massachusetts office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

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