MassGrants are awarded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to undergraduate residents of the Commonwealth who do not posses a prior bachelor's degree. Students must complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA by May 1, 2014 to meet the Commonwealth's filing deadline. For the 2013-2014 academic year, award amounts ranged from $300 to $1,600. MassGrants are awarded according to the student's Expected Family Contribution as derived from the FAFSA (or Renewal FAFSA) and verified by Wheelock. Additionally, students must be enrolled as full-time (12 credit hours per semester) students.
Gilbert Grants are awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To be considered for this award, students must apply for assistance by the priority filing deadline and demonstrate financial need.
Massachusetts Part-Time Grant
Students must complete the FAFSA (or Renewal FAFSA), be eligible for the federal Pell Grant program, be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and be enrolled in between six and 11 credit hours per semester to be considered for this program.
Other State Scholarships
Other states scholarships and grants are awarded by the agency of the state in which the student has established permanent residency. Each state has its own application procedure and deadlines that must be followed for consideration.
Most state grants and scholarships are based on financial need. Estimates of state scholarship or grant eligibility may be included in a student's award letter. In addition to Massachusetts, states that permit the use of their state funding at Wheelock are CT, RI, VT, and PA.