Scholarships, Grants & Loans

Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Bay State College offers institutional grants and scholarships to students enrolled in the Day Division. Funds are limited, so be sure to apply by the priority deadline of March 31st each year.  There is no separate application required.  To apply simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA).  International students are only eligible for the International Award. 

Institutional Scholarships are disbursed on the 60th day of the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise noted.  Prior to disbursement, amounts are adjusted to reflect the current enrollment status.  If a student’s account is past due or the GPA is below the minimum requirement, the awards are forfeited. Awards are prorated for less than full time enrollment.

Bay State Scholarship (Day Division Only)

Awarded to full time students, prorated if 9-11 credits.  Amounts vary by program.

      Health Studies/Health Studies Medical Assisting                                                                                         


      Management/Business/Fashion Design & Merchandizing/Entertainment Management Hospitality Management  


      Nursing/PTA (Excluding RN to BSN)                                                                                                      


Career Education Opportunity Grant (Day Division Only)

Awarded to full time students, prorated if 9-11 credits. Need Based, EFC range 3801-35000, up to $2,000 annually, limited funds

Louis F. Musco Award

This award is presented to the first year student who combines good scholastic ability with outstanding college participation.  The funds are applied to the student’s second year at Bay State College.  Recipients of this award must be full-time for the entire academic year.

George J. Brennan Jr. Award

This award is presented to the student who has attained the highest academic GPA during their first year at the college. The funds are applied to the student's second year at Bay State College.  Recipients of this award must be full time for the entire academic year.

Yellow Ribbon Match

Bay State College matches the VA Yellow Ribbon portion of Veterans benefits.

Room Grant

Awarded to students who reside in the residence halls. Need based, EFC range 0-35000. $2000 annually, ($1,000/semester)

International Scholarship

Awarded to international students, $3,000/annually

Federal and State Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Work Study Programs

There are many federal and state grants and scholarships available to prospective students. Specific information and the application process may be obtained at the Office of Financial Aid.  Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), is required annually for consideration of most federal and state financial aid programs.   

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work Study Program
  • Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Direct Federal Stafford Loan*
  • Direct Federal Plus Loan

Students attending an approved study abroad program are eligible for the same aid they receive when studying at BSC.  The only exception is the Room Grant which is provided to students who reside on campus at BSC.  Although we do not offer Study Abroad specific assistance, we may be able to increase your loan eligibility for travel expenses. 

*Direct Federal Stafford Loan amounts vary by Grade Level and Student Need.  Grade levels are determined by earned credits, including accepted transfer credits.  Up to 12 remedial credits count towards grade level progression. 

Grade Level 1     0-23 credits earned

Grade Level 2     24-47 credits earned

Grade Level 3     48 credits earned and above 




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