Massachusetts Veterans’ Benefits

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Massachusetts veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.

Massachusetts Tuition Waivers

A tuition waiver is available for all Massachusetts veterans to all state colleges and universities.

Veterans of Massachusetts can be eligible for a tuition waiver at any state-supported course in an undergraduate degree program offered by a public college or university. Veterans will be eligible on a space-available basis for a waiver of full or partial tuition.

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Massachusetts Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members

The Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program provides a 100% tuition and fee waiver for Massachusetts National Guard soldiers attending a state college, university, or community college program.

Generally, these state-supported programs are offered during the day as part of a degree program.

Your assistance can continue as long as you are in good standing academically and until you have reached 130 semester hours.

Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund

The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) has been established to specifically help the children of Massachusetts servicemen and women who have died while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

The MSLF is specifically designed to grant funds for current and future college/university students whose parents “home of record” at the Department of Defense was Massachusetts and were killed on deployment during Operations Enduring or Iraqi Freedom.

There is no selection process. If the student is a child of a serviceman or woman whose service is credited to Massachusetts and gave his/her life in Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom, that student qualifies for funds.

Prior to each school year, the trustees will distribute equal grant shares to those students who qualify.

The only requirement for recipients will be that they have filed applications establishing that they are qualified, and that they remain enrolled in the undergraduate or postgraduate program at the college or university.


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For more information regarding Massachusetts veterans’ benefits, please visit – Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services


Related state military and veteran information:

State Veterans’ Benefits – By State

Massachusetts BAH Rates

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