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MA High School Completer

Tuition Equity Program

Undocumented, non-U.S. citizens who have attended high school in Massachusetts for at least three years and earned a diploma (or the equivalent, such as a GED/HiSET) in Massachusetts, may be eligible for in-state tuition at Northern Essex in addition to state financial aid programs.

Am I eligible?

Am I eligible?

You may qualify for the “High School Completer” tuition equity program if you:

  • Are an undocumented, non-U.S. citizen
  • Attended a Massachusetts high school for at least three years
  • Graduated from a Massachusetts high school, or earned the equivalent such as a GED or HiSET
  • All males (citizen or non-citizen) age 18-25 are required to register for the federal Selective Service
How can I enroll?

How can I enroll?

I'm already enrolled at NECC

I’m already enrolled at NECC

Our Financial Aid team will contact you on changes to your student account and what steps you can expect.

If eligible for the tuition equity program, any payments made in excess of in-state tuition rates will be refunded for students enrolled in classes that began on or after July 1, 2023.

I attended NECC but didn't graduate

I attended NECC but didn’t graduate

Come back! We encourage you to discuss your options with our Enrollment Services team.

What's covered?

What’s covered?

In-state tuition and fees.

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