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Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh are teaming up to make college more affordable than ever before for Boston students. The Boston Bridge, a collaboration between the city’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan and the state’s Commonwealth Commitment program, allows students to earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees, free of tuition and mandatory fees. The Boston Bridge is a pilot program – meaning it may be a limited-time offer – so take advantage while you can!

How do I become eligible?

  • Meet Tuition-Free Community College Plan requirements
  • Have < 15 community college credits to start
  • Finish your associate degree in 2.5 years
  • Finish your bachelor’s degree in 2 years
  • Attend school continuously, full-time
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Commit to one of the many popular majors listed at bostonpublicschools.org/BostonBridge

What four-year colleges can I attend?

After you get your associate degree at BHCC, transfer to:

  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth or Lowell)
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Massachusetts College of Art & Design (MassArt)
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Salem State University
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester State University

How do I learn more?

Visit bostonpublicschools.org/BostonBridge or call LaKeisha Franklin at 617-918-5285.