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Office of Student Financial Services

Approximately 85% of MCLA students receive some form of
financial assistance.


Financial Aid Office

Many Ways to Pay for College

A group of twelve individuals, including Governor Maura Healey, Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, Senate President Karen Spilka, Secretary of Education Patrick Tutwiler, and Commissioner of Higher Education Noe Ortega, are seen smiling and posing together. They are positioned in front of a vibrant mural and stand behind a large illuminated sign that prominently reads 'EQUITY.'

Celebrating Tuition Equity for Massachusetts Students

Photo by Joshua Qualls/Governor's Press Office

Massachusetts has now expanded eligibility for in-state tuition to students who have attended Massachusetts high schools for at least three years and earned a Massachusetts diploma, an expansion which will ensure that many non-U.S. citizens are able to access in-state tuition and financial aid rates at public higher education institutions in the Commonwealth. Learn more and apply here.


When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) you automatically apply for a wide range of state, federal, and MCLA assistance, such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, MASS Grants, the College Work Study Program, Perkins Loans, and Federal Direct Student Loans. You can learn more about how to apply for financial aid here.

If you haven't already, review the estimated annual costs to attend MCLA. Especially given the opportunities a quality MCLA education provides, it's surprisingly affordable. Looking for something more personalized? Based on the information you provide, our Net Price Calculator can tell you the price of attendance that students similar to you paid after financial aid. Please find the 23-24 MCLA Cost of Attendance here.

Have you applied for financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year? The priority deadline to apply was March 1, bu it's not too late to apply. One-on-one FAFSA appointments are available.

If you are an incoming student for 2024-2025, please refer to the Canvas online orientation for additional important information.





Bonnie J. Howland
Director of Student Financial Services

Carrie L. Alibozek
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Lori Keating
Student Loan Coordinator

Catherine L. Obrzut
Accountant & Systems Coordinator

Becky Lincoln
Student Financial Services Clerk