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Special Financial Aid Programs

Tuition-Free Community College Plan for Boston Public Schools' GraduatesBPS TuitionFree banner

The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, has rolled out the Tuition-Free Community College Plan to help BPS grads like you better afford college. The plan will pay for tuition and mandatory fees not covered by a student's Pell Grant. You may be eligible for this program, if you: graduated from BPS high school in June 2016 or later, have a HS cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, are eligible for a Pell Grant (as determined by FAFSA), require no more than three developmental classes by the start of the semester, and are a Boston resident. Funding is also available for DACA students.

Ready to get started? Here's how to apply:

1. Complete and submit the Tuition-Free Community College Plan Application

2. Complete the FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and list RCC as your college of choice.

3. Apply to RCC

4. Schedule your placement test by calling 617-708-3628 or emailing testing@rcc.mass.edu.

5. Meet your advisor, register for class, and pay your bill. 

For additional information, please click here

The Commonwealth Commitment ComCom Standard Logo - Seal  Subhead - CMYK

New students at Roxbury Community College may be eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment, a new program offered through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The program makes a college education more affordable for MA residents.

Students Commit To:
• Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges
• Complete associate degree within 2.5 years
• Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses
• Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years
•Maintain full time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Commonwealth Commitment to Students:
•A freeze on tuition & fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program.
•A reduction in tuition & mandatory fees
•A tuition & mandatory fees rebate
•An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once student enrolls in bachelor's program

To view a fact sheet on the Commonwealth Commitment, please click here. If you have questions about this program, please contact our Advising Office at 617-541-5327.