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Veterans Tuition Waiver

To receive a tuition waiver, a student must have:

  • a member copy #4 of the veterans DD214 (discharge from active duty) indicating honorable discharge;
  • at least one year active duty;
  • a home record at time of entry; and
  • Massachusetts or a six month residency in Massachusetts prior to the start of classes.

Veteran Tuition Waiver Form

The Veteran Tuition Waiver only applies to state-supported courses (most day courses at the Gardner campus). Vietnam veterans qualify for a tuition waiver for ALL MWCC courses at all campuses. The student is responsible for all fees, books, and supplies.

The student must:

  1. be enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program,
  2. be taking credit courses,
  3. be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least 6 months prior to the start of the semester.

Note: Documentation of eligibility must be made when applying: DD214 etc.; Vietnam Veteran; Service between February 1, 1955 and May 7, 1975; Persian Gulf War; August 2, 1990-Undetermined. Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal and Armed Forces, Expeditionary Service Medal constitutes wartime service in the Persian Gulf War.