A tuition credit (formerly a tuition waiver) is an award that will lessen the amount of your tuition and fees. While you may receive or be eligible for multiple tuition credits from a variety of sources, you will only be able to use one credit.
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) administers a variety of tuition credits. For a list of tuition credits made available by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts visit the OSFA website.
Categorical tuition credits
Tuition Credits provide up to $708.50 toward tuition per semester for Massachusetts residents taking undergraduate courses and up to $1,035.50 for those taking graduate level courses (if applicable). More information: Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)
- Native Americans
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
- Massachusetts Commission of the Blind
- Senior Citizen: Application for Tuition Credit for Registrants Age 60 and Over (PDF)
- Army Forces/Welcome Home: Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
State of Massachusetts Employees: Contact your Human Resource Department for information about your eligibility for a tuition credit.
UMass Dartmouth Employees & Dependents: The form may be found on myUMassD Portal
UMass Employees & Dependents: Contact your Human Resource Department for information about your eligibility for a tuition credit.