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Mayor Walsh knows that college is too important to be limited to those who can afford it. That’s why the City of Boston has committed to pay for up to three years of community college for eligible low-income students through its Tuition-Free Community College Plan.
Click here for a pdf of the program flyer.
For more information please contact, Maryela Fiscal at
  • Have you received your high school credential (diploma, HiSET, or GED) within 12 months of starting college?
  • Are you a Boston resident?
  • Do you have a GPA of at least 2.0?
  • Are you eligible for a Pell Grant, as determined by the FAFSA (exceptions may apply) ?
  • Do you have a low to moderate household income, per HUD guidelines?
If you answered yes, you can be eligible!
  • Applicants MUST be be able to complete community college in 3 years
  • Students must need no more than three developmental courses and all must be completed within the first semester.
  • Available to individuals regardless of immigation status

After the Pell Grant is applied, the Tuition-Free Community College Plan covers the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory fees. Students whose tuition and fees are already fully covered by the Pell Grant may be able to receive up to $1,000 over three years for college-related expenses instead. For undocumented immigrants, the program will provide last dollar tuition and fee funding for up to $2,500 per student each semester for up to 3 years.