Tuition-Free Community College Plan for Boston Residents

The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development has rolled out the Tuition-Free Community College Plan to help Boston residents like you better afford college.  The plan covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees, after the Pell Grant is applied, for eligible students.  To learn more about the eligibility criteria, visit http://www.rcc.mass.edu/special-programs.

Ready to get started?  Here’s the step-by-step process:

APPLY TO THE PROGRAM
Visit http://bit.ly/tuition-free-college to apply.

  1. COMPLETE THE FAFSA
    Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and list RCC as your college of choice.

  2. APPLY TO RCC
    Complete the application form: www.rcc.mass.edu/apply 

  3. SCHEDULE YOUR PLACEMENT TEST
    Contact our Testing Department at 617-708-3628 or testing@rcc.mass.edu.MEET YOUR ADVISOR, REGISTER FOR CLASS, AND PAY YOUR BILL.

    START ATTENDING CLASSES!

    The fall 2017 semester begins on September 6, 2017.

Boston Bridge

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh are teaming up to make college more affordable than ever before for Boston students. The Boston Bridge, a collaboration between the city’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan and the state’s Commonwealth Commitment program, allows students to earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees, free of tuition and mandatory fees. The Boston Bridge is a pilot program – meaning it may be a limited-time offer – so take advantage while you can!

To learn more about the benefits and eligibility criteria, visit http://bit.ly/2tfGZ01.

Ready To Apply?

Follow the steps listed in the step-by-step guide above; however, when you complete the Tuition-Free Community College Plan application, make sure you check the box that says “I am interested in the Boston Bridge.” A representative will contact you to guide you through the application process. After you complete the Boston Bridge application, proceed to Step 2.

Tuition and Fees, One Year of Study

RCC – $4,828
Average – All MA Colleges – $7,691
Most expensive private college in MA – $52,476

Sources:
https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/2016-09-13/10-most-least-expensive-private-colleges

http://www.collegetuitioncompare.com/compare/tables/?state=MA

Data listed is from AY16-17

CONTACT FINANCIAL AID TO LEARN MORE!

For more information on financing you studies, contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Academic Building (2), Room 202
Phone: 617.541.5322
Fax: 617.933.7414
Finaid@rcc.mass.edu

Although the priority deadline has passed, you can still complete your FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year! It’s important to complete the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal funding programs. Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to get started, today!