Info & Tools for Students
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Don’t let financial troubles get in the way of you earning a degree. Use the resources here on our website for more information on grants, scholarships and loan programs that can help you pay for college.
5 Easy Steps
- Create an FSA Id link. Students and Parents must each create a FSA ID before applying for Financial Aid.
- Complete the FAFSA. The first step to applying for most state and federal financial aid programs is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Review your eligibility. If you have completed the FAFSA, log in to MassAid to see if you are eligible for State Financial Aid Programs including the MASSGrant. Use the Cost of Attendance Calculator to determine your eligibility.
- Check out your options. Massachusetts offers a variety of scholarships, grants and tuition waivers in addition to the MASSGrant and No Interest Loan programs. This chart will help you get started, and you can also view a complete list of state financial aid programs here.
- Talk to your guidance counselor or college officer. Many organizations, businesses, towns and high schools offer financial aid for students in college. If you’re in high school, your guidance counselor can help you identify scholarships you may be eligible for and help you through the application process. If you’re currently enrolled in a college or university, contact the financial aid office there for more information.
- Contact OSFA. The Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help you! If you have any further questions, call (617) 391-6070.