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Commonwealth Commitment

Commonwealth Commitment

WHAT IS IT?

The first agreement of its kind in the nation, the Commonwealth Commitment is a college affordability and completion plan that will help more students achieve the dream of a college degree.



Average Savings
Over Four Years...

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO STATE UNIVERSITY

$ 4,402

OVERALL AVERAGE

$ 5,090

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO UMASS

$ 6,640



 

 

STUDENTS COMMIT TO:

  • Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges
  • Complete associate degree within 2.5 years
  • Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses
  • Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years
  • Maintain full time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS:

A freeze on tuition & fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program.

A reduction in tuition & mandatory fees:

  • A 10% rebate off tuition & mandatory fees payable via check or bookstore voucher at the end of every successfully completed semester
  • An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once student enrolls in bachelor's program
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If interested in enrolling, please click on the Commonwealth Commitment logo on the left for further instructions.

 


PROGRAM RESOURCES:

Signing the MOU for the Commonwealth Commitment
Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney, UMass President Marty Meehan and Middlesex President James C. Mabry signing the Commonwealth Commitment in front of MCC's Carole Cowan Center.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PROGRAM FACT SHEET PDF

PROGRAM TERMS PDF

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIGNING OF THE NEW COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT PLAN News Release

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“The Commonwealth Commitment unites the Massachusetts public higher-education sector in an energized drive to promote access and success for our diverse communities as we work together to build an educated workforce that will drive the Commonwealth's high-tech community in the 21st Century. Community colleges are proud to play a pivotal role in this strategy.”

– Dr. James C. Mabry, Middlesex President

Last Modified: 9/19/17