Boston Residents Can Now Enjoy Free Community College Regardless of Income or Immigration Status

Boston Residents Can Now Enjoy Free Community College Regardless of Income or Immigration Status

A newly expanded tuition program will allow Boston residents to enjoy free community college, regardless of income or immigration status.

According to Bunker Hill Community College, the Tuition-Free Community College Plan pays for up to three years of tuition and fees for those who are pursuing an associate degree or short-term certificate program from a participating college.

Boston residents can participate in the program regardless of age, income, or immigration status.

So far, there are 6 participating colleges:

- Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
- Bunker Hill Community College
- Massasoit Community College
- MassBay Community College
- Roxbury Community College
- Urban College of Boston

Beyond covering tuition expenses, the program also offers $250 each semester for up to three years for college-related expenses (such as books or transportation).

According to WBUR, the city's mayor, Michelle Wu, said that the program is possible thanks to a $4 million federal investment. She said: "Every Boston resident who wants to earn the skills and knowledge to give back to our communities and build a life here should be able to do so."

CBS Boston reports that 1,000 students have taken advantage of the city's Tuition-Free Community College Plan since 2016.

The recent expansion of the program should allow even more Boston residents to receive free education!

Malorie Thompson

Malorie works as a writer and editor in Northern California. She's passionate about food, conscious living, animal welfare, and conservation. She's worked with a variety of publications in different sectors but is happiest covering topics close to her heart. When not at her laptop, Malorie can be found enjoying picnics on the beach, hiking in the redwoods, and spending time with her rescue pup, Jax.

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