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.
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
If interested in enrolling, please click on the Commonwealth Commitment logo for further instructions:
PROGRAM TERMS PDF
“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
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.