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MassReconnect: Free Community College for Adults 25+

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Massachusetts residents 25 years of age or older can take advantage of this opportunity to earn an associate degree or certificate for free at any of the Commonwealth’s 15 public community colleges. 


Who is eligible?

Eligible students must:

  • Be 25 or older on the first day of classes
  • Have been a permanent legal resident of the Commonwealth for at least one year at start of the enrolled term
  • Have not previously received an associate or bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent
  • Enroll in at least six credits per semester in an approved program of study leading to an associate degree or certificate
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the college’s Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP)
  • Complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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The College will use information you have provided during the enrollment process and other available data to determine your eligibility before making an award.  If you are later determined to be ineligible for the MassReconnect Program, you may owe a balance to the College and/or be required to pay back funds received.

Worried you don’t qualify for MassReconnect? Don’t worry! We have many other federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs available to help students with the cost of their education. Complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.


What is covered under MassReconnect?

Tuition and required fees will be covered and students will receive an allowance towards books and supplies. MassReconnect funding will be applied if eligible expenses exceed other grants/scholarships awarded through financial aid. Students must attend their courses to receive funding.

 

If I am interested in MassReconnect, what are my next steps?

  1. Apply to Quinsigamond Community College, if you are not currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program. 
  2. Complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Register for at least 6 credits each semester.  Contact Academic Advising at advising [at] qcc.mass.edu or by calling 508.854.4308, if you have questions about registering for classes.
  4. Submit your contact information if you would like us to review your eligibility. Please fill out the form below using your QCC student email account, if you have one, or your personal email if you do not.

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