MassBay offers free college tuition to select high schools, including Framingham and Natick – Framingham SOURCE


The following is a press release


FRAMINGHAM – MassBay is delighted to offer eligible secondary school pupils in the area the opportunity to take a free university course through the state-funded Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP).

For the Spring 2021 semester, MassBay is collaborating with these partner high schools: Framingham High School, Keefe Technical High School, Natick High School, Waltham High School, Bellingham High School and Hopkinton High School.

A selection of grant-funded, fully distance-learning college courses will be taught by MassBay Community College faculty. This is the seventh year that MassBay has offered free dual-enrollment tuition for qualified high school students through the CDEP grant.

Eligible high school and senior high school students can take one of the following general education courses: Contemporary Nutrition, Principles of Management, Law and Society, Principles of Marketing, Screenwriting, or Drugs and Society. These courses will allow students to earn both high school credits and college credits transferable to other colleges and universities.

“I am thrilled that MassBay has once again received the CDEP grant,” said Lisa Slavin, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management for MassBay. “Allowing high school students to experience a college-level classroom while they’re still in high school exposes them to new subjects, new teachers, and rigor. Once they pass course, they have one less college course left to earn a diploma or certificate!This program saves time and money for students and their families.

Partner High School Dual Enrollment is a special dual enrollment program funded by CDEP and offers discounted or free tuition to high school students who qualify and participate. High school students eligible to participate attend one of the partner high schools.

MassBay’s traditional dual-enrollment program allows qualified high school and home-schooled students to enroll in one or more college courses and, with permission from their local school or school district, can receive credit college and high school for completed course work.

Information sessions are taking place this week for the CDEP program of the partner secondary schools. For more information about MassBay’s free college tuition offered to high school students this spring, please contact Elaine Rosenburg at

Classes start on January 25, 2021.

For more information about the MassBay Community College CDEP program, visit


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