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Success by Degrees Program

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will award qualified Massachusetts or Rhode Island state community college graduates a tuition credit for online courses while completing an online bachelor’s degree. This program recognizes your outstanding achievements completed at the community college. Supported by the Department of Online and Continuing Education, this program will provide some financial relief while completing your bachelor’s degree. 

Participants currently receive a 15%* tuition credit for meeting the following criteria:

  • You have completed your associate’s degree from a Massachusetts or Rhode Island state community college with a 3.00 GPA or higher
  • You matriculated in a fully online UMass Dartmouth undergraduate degree program within two years of receiving your associate’s degree

To remain eligible for this online tuition credit, you must:

  • Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher at UMass Dartmouth
  • Continuously enroll in undergraduate online courses each fall and spring semester
  • Complete your bachelor’s degree within 4 years of your initial matriculation term

*The tuition credit rate is subject to change by term. It will be applied to your account after continued eligibility has been determined each semester.

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