The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, has rolled out the Tuition-Free Community College Plan to help low-income eligible BPS graduates better afford college. The plan, launched June 1st, will pay for up to three years of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by an enrollee’s Pell Grant. Under the plan, students may attend either Bunker Hill Community College or Roxbury Community College.

To be eligible for the plan, applicants must:

  • Graduate from a BPS high school
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 2.0
  • Be able to complete community college in up to 3 years
  • Be eligible for a Pell Grant, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Require no more than three developmental classes by the start of the semester
  • Be accepted to either Bunker Hill Community College or Roxbury Community College
  • Be a Boston resident
  • Have low to moderate income, per HUD guidelines

To apply or to learn more about plan eligibility and coverage, visit the Tuition-Free Community College web portal on the BPS website.

Read the BPS press release to learn more about the plan.

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