Grants

Federal Pell Grant
A federal grant awarded to undergraduate students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. These awards are based on financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
A federal grant which is only awarded to Pell Grant recipients. MassArt has limited amounts available to its undergraduates.

MASSGrant
A state-funded program administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is awarded to eligible Massachusetts residents who complete their FAFSAs by May 1. This is a strict state deadline. Funds are awarded to students who are financially needy and do not have a prior bachelor's degree. The Office of Student Financial Assistance is familiar with the state's criteria in awarding these funds and will include the amount a student is eligible for on the award letter prior to confirmation from the state. In some cases, the state may require additional information from a student's family to determine eligibility for an award. If the state notifies a student that they require further information, it is important to comply immediately. Students who do not comply in a timely manner lose their award.

Tuition Waiver/Cash Grant
These are state-funded and institutional grants awarded to undergraduates from Massachusetts who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Awards are based on financial need.

State grants/scholarships
If you are a Massachusetts resident, you may be eligible for the MASSGrant listed above. For residents of other states, check with the state's scholarship office to determine eligibility for an award and if it is transferable to MassArt. MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance should be notified of any transferable award from a state other than Massachusetts, and this award will be included in the financial aid package.