The MASSGrant program provides need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts and who are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education.
In order to be eligible for MassGrant you must fit the following criteria:
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0-$5081.
- Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
- Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent).
- Be enrolled in a certificate, associate or bachelor's degree program.
- Not have received a prior bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
- Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements.
- Be eligible for Title IV financial aid, not be in default of any Federal or State loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid.
- Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the Federal Methodology need analysis criteria.
- Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards.
How to Apply:
The first step, like many of the other grant programs, is to fill out the FAFSA. You must submit your FAFSA application before to May 1st to be considered for MassGrant.