Massachusetts DCF Adopted Children Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program

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Amount
Awarded

$4,321

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of eligible students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be 24 years of age or younger at the start of the academic year.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. Must be or have been in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and have been adopted through DCF.
  5. Must attend or plan to attend a Massachusetts public college or university.
  6. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an undergraduate degree, certificate or short-term certificate program, or be taking non-credit courses. Eligible courses include any state-supported course offered by an institution at a public college or university, excluding all graduate courses and courses in the MD program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
  7. Must have been adopted by an eligible Massachusetts state employee or eligible Massachusetts resident. Detailed information on eligible adopters is available on the MOSFA website.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Massachusetts undergraduate students who are 24 years of age or younger and plan to enroll or are currently enrolled at a Massachusetts public college or university in a degree, certificate, or non-credit program. Students must have been in the custody of the Department of Children and Families and have been adopted by a Massachusetts resident or employee.

Application requirements for the Massachusetts DCF Adopted Children Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program are:

  • FAFSA
  • Eligibility documentation
Additional Information: The Adopted Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program is designed to lessen the financial burden on adopting parents in the Commonwealth. Eligible students must: not have received a prior bachelor's degree or its equivalent; not be in default of any federal or state student loans or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received; be in good standing and meet the institution's requirements for satisfactory academic progress.

Award Amount: This award is in the form of a tuition waiver that covers 100 percent of the resident tuition rate. Awards are subject to budgetary appropriation and can only be applied to eligible state-supported courses offered at the participating public higher education institutions.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,321.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Program information is available on the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (MOSFA) website. Eligible students must contact the MOSFA at the phone number listed to obtain more information and to inquire about application requirements or deadlines. Students must also obtain eligibility documentation from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and present it to their campus financial aid office. All students must also complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Please note: The Massachusetts state priority deadline for completion of the FAFSA is midnight CT on May 1 each year. Institutional deadlines may vary.
Contact: Bridget Lynch
Address: 75 Pleasant Street 3rd Floor Malden, Massachusetts 02148

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