The Tuition Equity Law [MASFA]

  • Massachusetts has now expanded eligibility for in-state tuition to students who have attended Massachusetts high schools for at least three years and earned a Massachusetts diploma, an expansion which will ensure that many non-U.S. citizens are able to access in-state tuition and financial aid rates at public higher education institutions in the Commonwealth.

    Applying for need-based state financial aid as a “High School Completer” is a two-step process:


    • Step 1: Complete the Student Application and Affidavit form (click here for High School Seniors or click here for all other applicants)
    • Step 2: Complete the MASFA


    The MASFA for the 2024-2025 academic year is now available! This form should be completed as soon as possibleStudents can still complete the MASFA for the 2023-2024 academic year. This form should be completed by May 1 and no later than June 30, 2024.


    Learn more here:

Tuition Equity Law