Waivers

Massachusetts College of Art and Design honors the following Commonwealth of Massachusetts tuition waivers. Please submit the proper documentation proving your eligibility for a tuition waiver to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students receiving tuition waiver benefits are exempt from in-state tuition but are responsible for all other education costs including fees, books, supplies, and living expenses.

  • Adopted children tuition waiver
    This tuition waiver is for students adopted through the Department of Social Services by state employees or eligible Massachusetts residents.

  • Armed forces tuition waiver
    Tuition waivers are available for active members of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard) stationed and residing in Massachusetts.

  • Foster care children tuition waiver
    This tuition waiver supports students who are foster children in the custody of Massachusetts.

  • Higher education employee tuition waiver
    According to the System-Wide Tuition Remission Policy for Higher Education, tuition remission may be provided to higher education employees, their spouses, and dependent children based on guidelines established by the Department of Higher Education. Appropriate documentation may be obtained by contacting your institution's human resources office.

  • John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
    This program is administered by the Massachusetts Board of Education for students who are graduating from Massachusetts high schools. In order to receive this scholarship and apply it to the cost of attending MassArt, students must submit a copy of their scholarship letter to the Office of Student Financial Assistance and must also have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Criteria to qualify as a candidate for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website. This scholarship is a tuition credit. It does not cover fees, room, or board expenses. Students may not use more than one tuition credit toward their cost of attendance. The tuition credit will be extended for a total of eight consecutive semesters, as long as the student is enrolled in 12 or more semester credits, maintains a B average in all letter graded courses, and receives a P in all Pass/No Credit courses.
  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission tuition waiver
    This tuition waiver is for clients of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Please contact your Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission counselor for more information.

  • Massachusetts state employees tuition remission
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tuition Remission Program is available to eligible state employees and their spouses. A Tuition Remission Certificate must be completed by the employee and their Human Resources Office and submitted for each semester the student is enrolled.

  • Native American tuition waiver
    Tuition waivers are available for American Indian residents of Massachusetts who are attending state colleges or universities. Contact the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs for information and an application.

  • Senior citizen tuition waiver
    Tuition waivers are available for Massachusetts residents over the age of 60. Please submit a driver's license, birth certificate or other evidence of age verification to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

  • Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery tuition waiver
    The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Stanley Z. Koplik Certificates recognize high academic achievement on the MCAS and other measures of academic accomplishment including competitions, student publications, and awards. Recipients must maintain a college 3.3 GPA or the equivalent. The Massachusetts Department of Education determines Koplik Certificate of Mastery tuition waiver awards.

  • Valedictorian Program tuition waiver
    This tuition waiver is provided for Massachusetts' high school students who have been designated as valedictorians.

  • Veterans tuition waiver
    Students who have served in the armed forces may be entitled to receive a tuition waiver.

Please note that members of the Massachusetts Army or Air National Guard are eligible for 100 percent tuition and fee remission. Please contact the Massachusetts Army National Guard Education Services Office for more information.