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Financial Aid

Massasoit Community College recognizes the need for financial assistance on the part of some students to help pay the cost of their higher education - one of the most important and valuable investments anyone will ever make! The Financial Aid Office staff is looking forward to helping you with your questions and financial decisions. We have workshops to help you fill out the FAFSA on-line, and computers for your use in our office.


coin_sm.jpgFinancial aid can help you pay the costs of attending Massasoit including tuition, fees and books, and other related educational expenses such as estimated room and board and transportation costs. We award millions of dollars in federal, state and institutional funds each year to eligible students. Nearly 60% of Massasoit students receive some sort of financial assistance, so we encourage you to apply.

Massasoit Community College will attempt to provide financial assistance to all students with demonstrated need as indicated by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All programs are administered without regard to race, color, handicap, religion, sex, national origin or age.

The information links on this page will provide an overview of the financial aid programs and financing options available at Massasoit.

Part Time/Full Time
Students can be enrolled either full or part time and be eligible to receive financial aid funds.

View Application Procedures & Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance (top)
The following Cost of Attendance is based on full time enrollment for the academic year. Cost of Attendance varies by student enrollment and dependency status. Students who enroll in 12+ credits per semester are considered full time, 9-11 credits are considered 3/4 time, 6-8 credits are considered half time, and 5 credits or less is considered less than half time. Cost of Attendance will be prorated according to these enrollments. Tuition and fees are subject to increase or decrease within a given year, and are based on Board of Higher Education and Massasoit Community College Board of Trustee decisions.

Office Locations & Hours

Brockton
The Office of Financial Aid is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building on the Brockton Campus.

Hours:
Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Telephone: 508-588-9100 x1479
Email:  FAO@massasoit.mass.edu
Brockton Fax: 508-427-1232

Canton
The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Enrollment Center.

A counselor is generally available from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Telephone: 508-588-9100 x2008
Email: FAO@massasoit.mass.edu
Canton Fax: 508-427-1236

During award year 2015-2016, the following student expense budgets will be used in the awarding of financial aid to full-time (12+ credits) students.

Tuition$24 per credit hour in-state; $230 per credit hour out-of-state
Fees$163 per credit hour
Estimated Books and Supplies$1000
Estimated Room and Board$3,600 (with parents)
 $9,000 (independent)
Estimated Transportation$1350
Estimated Personal Expenses$1800

The estimated cost of attendance for all enrollment and dependency statuses for Massachusetts residents may be viewed here.

The estimated cost of attendance for all enrollment and dependency statuses for non-Massachusetts residents may be viewed here.

Refund Policy
Recipients of financial aid funds who withdraw or walk away from their classes before 60% of the semester has elapsed will have their aid pro-rated in accordance with the Federal, State & Institutional Refund Policies. Please see www.massasoit.edu/students-and-parents/paying-for-college/aid-withdrawal/index for more information.

Tuition and fee charges will be adjusted based on the “Deadline & Refund Schedule” at www.massasoit.edu/students-and-parents/registrar/deadline-refund/index.

Award Notification
Students are generally notified of a financial aid decision during the summer months. A complete application is required for consideration and an applicant is automatically reviewed for all possible forms of aid administered by the college.

Click here to view the brochure, 2015 - 2016 Award Letter Information.

Confidentiality
All information provided to the Office of Financial Aid is regarded as confidential and cannot be released without the written consent of the student applicant and/or parent.