Bay Path College requires all applicants for loans to file a FAFSA to determine loan eligibility. See "Applying for Financial Aid" for more details.
The MASSGrant is a grant assistance program funded by appropriations from the Massachusetts Legislature. The MASSGrant program provides need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts and who are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education.
To be eligible for a MASSGrant a student must:
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0-$4041.
- Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
- Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent).
- Be enrolled in a certificate, associate or bachelors degree program.
- Not have received a prior bachelors degree or its equivalent.
- Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements.
- Be eligible for Title IV financial aid, not be in default of any Federal or State loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid.
- Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the Federal Methodology need analysis criteria.
- Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards.
Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Central Processor. The Federal Processor must receive the FAFSA by May 1st, in order for the student to meet the MASSGrant application priority deadline date.
MA Gilbert Matching Student Grant
The Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (GMSGP) makes funds available to participating Massachusetts' institutions of higher education and schools of nursing. At least one hundred percent of such funds must be used for direct financial assistance to needy Massachusetts's undergraduate students to enable them to attend or continue to attend such institutions.
To be eligible for a Massachusetts Gilbert Grant, a student must:
- Be a dependent student who is a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts and whose source of support is a parent who has been a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the twelve months prior to the opening of the academic year; or an independent student who has been a permanent resident of the Commonwealth for the twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the academic year.
- Be a United States citizen or an eligible non citizen.
- Not have earned a bachelor's or professional degree or their equivalent.
- Not be in default of a Federal or state education loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid.
- Demonstrate financial aid need according to program guidelines.
- Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress according to institutional and Federal standards.
- Be in compliance with applicable laws regarding Selective Service Registration.
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Not have earned a first diploma from a hospital or professional nursing program.
Massachusetts Gilbert Grant awards range from $200 to $2500 per academic year and are determined by the Student Financial Services Office.
Various Other State Grants
Other state grant programs outside of Massachusetts are transferable to Bay Path College. Grant form other states include RI, NH, VT, ME, PA and CT. Students may be required to complete additional information for these particular state grant programs.