Massachusetts MASSGrant

MASSGrant is the state’s flagship need-based award program for undergraduate Massachusetts students demonstrating the greatest financial aid need.

Award amounts vary according to each applicant’s EFC and the type of institution that he or she attends — up to $2,200.

Students attending one of Massachusetts’ fifteen public community colleges may now be eligible for MASSGrant Plus.

Eligibility for the MASSGrant is restricted to a maximum number of semesters as follows:

  • 8 semesters if enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program
  • 6 semesters if enrolled in a three-year undergraduate program
  • 4 semesters if enrolled in a two-year undergraduate program
  • 2 semesters if enrolled in a one-year certificate or diploma program


Who is eligible for Massachusetts MASSGrant? #

  1. Be a Massachusetts resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an undergraduate student
  3. Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  5. Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 6,656 or less
  6. Must not owe a repayment or be in default of any any federal or state student Loans

How do I apply for MASSGrant? #

To be eligible for MASSGrant, you must submit and complete your FAFSA as early as possible but no later than May 1. Any student who files the FAFSA on or before May 1st of each year is considered an on-time applicant and guaranteed a MASSGrant award.

MASSGrant is awarded for one academic year. You must apply each year to receive consideration for grant assistance.

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