Education Benefits

Tuition Waiver
Veterans of Massachusetts, as defined by M.G.L. C 4, section 4, section 7, clause 43, can be eligible for any state-supported course in an undergraduate degree program or certificate program offered by a public college and university. To be eligible, a veteran must also be a legal resident of Massachusetts and he/she must not be in default of any federal student loans.

Veterans will be eligible on a space-available basis for a waiver of full or partial tuition based on proper documentation of the eligibility of the veteran. Space availability shall be determined in accordance with normal practices and procedures as published by each institution, i.e., the individual college or university. Contact the Veterans' Representative at the college or university for details.

Public Service Scholarship Programs
Scholarships will be awarded to:
  • Children of prisoners of war or military or service persons missing in action in Southeast Asia whose service was between February 1, 1955 and the termination of the Vietnam campaign.
  • Children of veterans whose service was credited to the Commonwealth and who were killed in action or otherwise died as a result of such service.
  • Scholarships will be for undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth.
Eligible Veterans
All veterans as defined by M.G.L. C. 4, section 7:
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean
  • Vietnam
  • Lebanon
  • Grenada
  • Panama
  • Persian Gulf
Children of deceased veterans and children of POWs/MIAs also qualify.