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Massachusetts Tuition Equity Law

Through the Tuition Equity Law, Massachusetts has expanded access to in-state tuition rates and to state financial aid programming for students who have attended high school in the Commonwealth for at least three years, obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent in Massachusetts, and met certain other documentation requirements. This expansion includes students without lawful immigrant status or who may be considered undocumented. 

New students who qualify for in-state residency classification under the Tuition Equity Law must submit the required affidavit and required documentation to the Admissions Office.  

  • Completed and signed student affidavit  
  • Final high school transcript from a Massachusetts high school 
  • Proof of graduation from a Massachusetts high school or certificate demonstrating the equivalent obtained in Massachusetts (GED/HiSet) 
  • One of the following, if applicable:  
  • Valid Social Security Number (SSN) (number only)  
  • ITIN Number (need documentation) 

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 508-999-8605 or undergraduate@admissions.umassd.edu 

 

Current students may qualify for a residency reclassification if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Attended a high school in Massachusetts for three or more years. 
  • Graduated from a Massachusetts high school or attained the equivalent in Massachusetts (GED/HiSet). (Eligibility for in-state tuition is conditional upon the student’s graduation/receipt of a HS diploma).  

 For questions, please submit an inquiry to the Student Service Center. Select "Submit an Inquiry". You will log a case under the Registrar topic option to submit form and supporting documentation as attachments.

 

 

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