now offers a financial aid resource for veterans as well as active duty military servicemembers. While many opportunities are specific to a particular military branch or terms of service/operations, other military scholarships for veterans and active duty servicemembers are available across all five military branches.

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Welcome Home Bill:

Exempts Guard members from paying any fees while attending a Massachusetts public college or university. Already, they receive free tuition, but fees can account for as much as three quarters of the cost of a college education. The state, not the schools, will pay for the cost of the waivers.

Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members:

The Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program provides a 100% tuition and fee waiver for Massachusetts National Guard soldiers attending a state college, university, or community college program. Generally, these state-supported programs are offered during the day as part of a degree program. Your assistance can continue as long as you are in good standing academically and until you have reached 130 semester hours. The fee waiver is effective July 2006 and is not retroactive.

Upward Bound Program:

Eligibility:Veteran must have served at least 181 days of active duty military service. Discharge must have been ‘other than ‘dishonorable’, must be considered low income and first-generation college attendance.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Veterans Education
One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 391-6072
Fax: (617) 727-0667

Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Training
P.O. Box 146759
19 Staniford Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114