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Name Categorical Tuition Waivers - Senior Citizen
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Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
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Contact Information

Contact Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway
Suite 200
Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Phone (617)727-9420

Scholarship Description

The Categorical Tuition Waivers are a component of the Single Tuition Waiver Program and have the same purpose of maintaining access to the Commonwealth's public colleges and universities. The Categorical Tuition Waivers are designed to provide financial support to individuals who might not have the opportunity to achieve higher education, without such assistance.

Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Categorical Tuition Waiver, a student must:
* Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year.
* Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
* Be in compliance with applicable Selective Service Registration laws.
* Not be in default of any federal or state loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid
* Enroll in at least three undergraduate credits per semester in state supported undergraduate degree or certificate program.
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with federal and institutional standards
* Not have earned a prior bachelors degree or its equivalent.
* A member of an eligible category below:
- Veteran
- Native American
- Senior Citizen
- Armed Forces
- Clients of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind