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 is a proposal to fund free community college for adults 25 and older who do not already have a college degree. The proposal is currently before the Massachusetts legislature, and, if approved, will begin in the Fall of 2023.

Who is eligible for the MassReconnect Free Community College Program?

Students will be eligible for MassReconnect if they:

Are 25 or older on the first day of classes
Are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education at a public community college
Have not previously earned a college degree
Are enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Are a Massachusetts resident

Further information, including full program guidelines, will be forthcoming.

What would be covered under MassReconnect?

Tuition and fees would be covered if MassReconnect is approved and students would 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.

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!


Contact Admissions at 978-630-9447 or email

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