Mayor Martin Walsh announced on December 30th that the city’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan will be expanded to include eligible students who plan to attend MassBay Community College. The plan had been previously limited to those students attending Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College.
“I’m proud to announce the addition of MassBay to Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan. We’re committed to increasing access to higher education and providing more pathways to economic stability for all of Boston’s students. Now, with an increase in location and program options, this plan opens more doors for young people to learn and develop the skills necessary to join Boston’s talented workforce,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement.
The Tuition-Free Community College Plan pays for up to three years of tuition and mandatory fees for income-eligible graduates of Boston Public Schools. The addition of MassBay Community College offers these students increased choice in campus location and academics. MassBay operates campuses in Wellesley, Framingham and Ashland and its programs of study expand available offerings to include such fields as automotive technology, interior design and marketing.