NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have launched a tuition-free college program. So far, it is only for Boston high school graduates, and there is no word on if and when such an affordability program would spread to our local communities.
Western Massachusetts residents told 22News that they want to see similar opportunities in our communities.
“Just Boston? What if you don’t live in Boston? What if you’re a really hard worker? What if you’re a straight-A student?” Leann Masloski of Easthampton said.
To qualify, eligible students must meet federal Pell Grant income standards, and enroll full-time at Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, or Massachusetts Bay Community College. The governor did not specify how many students would be accepted by the program.