Free Community College – MassReconnect

MassReconnect mother and daughter with degree

Have you recently thought about changing your career? Well, your time is now at Mount Wachusett Community College.

With MassReconnect, you don’t have to worry about loans or debt, because it is free! MassReconnect is a Massachusetts state initiative to fund free community college for adults 25 and older who either have not attended college, or didn’t finish a degree. You can also get credit for your prior learning/work experience, further accelerating your education.

Learn more about this program and find out if you are eligible today! Complete the form below to be contacted by a member of our staff.

What is MassReconnect?

MassReconnect funds free community college for adults 25 and older who do not already have a college degree.

Who is eligible for the MassReconnect Free Community College Program?

Massachusetts residents 25 years of age or older can take advantage of this life-changing opportunity to earn an associate degree or certificate for free at one of the Commonwealth’s 15 public community colleges:

Eligible individuals must:

Be 25 or older on the first day of classes
Physically reside in MA for at least one year, as of the start of the enrolled term, with an intent to remain in MA consistent with the Board of Higher Education policy.
Have approved status as a “High School Completer” per the MA tuition equity law or be a US Citizen, permanent legal resident, or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
Have not previously received an associate or bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
Enroll in at least six credits per semester in an approved program of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the college’s requirements.
Complete the 23 – 24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For the most up-to-date information regarding the MassReconnect program, click here.

What would be covered under MassReconnect?

Tuition and fees are covered by MassReconnect and students receive an allowance to pay for books and supplies.

If I am interested in MassReconnect, what are my next steps?

  1. Register for one of the online info sessions
  2. Apply to MWCC
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  4. Submit your information below so we can contact you should MassReconnect be approved.

Register for one of the online info sessions to learn more about MassReconnect and what it could mean for you!

MassReconnect eligible students are:

  • 25+ years old
  • Have been a Mass. resident for at least 1 year
  • Have a high school diploma or GED/HiSET
  • Have not previously earned a college degree

Click on the date below to sign up! 

April 17, 2024, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at MWCC Leominster Campus

April 23, 2024, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Zoom

May 1, 2024, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at MWCC Leominster Campus

May 7, 2024, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Zoom

 

Questions? Contact our MassReconnect Navigator, Michelle Mahoney at 978-630-9380 or via email at mmahoney10@mwcc.mass.edu.

Need Help with your FAFSA?? We are here for you!

The North Central Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) team at MWCC provides free and confidential financial aid, and academic, and career counseling for adults living in the 29 cities and towns of North Central Massachusetts. Students hoping to apply for MassReconnect are also eligible for support from the NCEOC team. You don’t have to go it alone, we’re here to help!

Questions?

Contact our MassReconnect Navigator, Michelle Mahoney at 978-630-9380 or via email at mmahoney10@mwcc.mass.edu.



 





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