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Name DSS Tuition Waiver for Adopted Children
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Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
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Renewable
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Contact Information

Contact Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway
Suite 200
Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Phone (617)727-9420
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Email osfa@osfa.mass.edu

Scholarship Description

The DSS Adopted Children Tuition Waiver is designed to lessen the financial burden on adopting parents in the Commonwealth. This Waiver extends eligibility to all children and young adults, age twenty-four or under, adopted through the Department of Social Services by state employees or eligible Massachusetts residents, regardless of the date of adoption. The tuition waiver encompasses 100% of tuition for state-supported courses at all of the Massachusetts public institutions of higher education, excluding graduate courses and courses in the MD program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for a DSS Adopted Children Tuition Waiver, a student must:
* Be twenty-four years of age or under.
* Be in the custody of the Department of Social Services and adopted by an eligible Massachusetts state employee through the Department of Social Services, or;
* Be in the custody of the Department of Social Services and adopted by an eligible Massachusetts resident through the Department of Social Services.
* Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
* Not have received a prior bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
* Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements.
* Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and Federal standards.