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Tuition waivers, vouchers and course certificates do not apply to directed studies, internships, field studies, noncredit courses, practica, or arranged courses. If you're using a waiver, voucher, course certificate, loan, financial aid or third party payment, you may register in person, with all original documentation and payment (if any) included with the registration form. If you choose to register online, this information can be mailed to our office at:
Framingham State University
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Please note, we must have original signed documents.
Note: Active Military, Veterans, or National Guard or Reservists may register at anytime.
Important: Eligibility for tuition exemption must be established prior to registration. Tuition refunds will not be granted retroactively.
Third Party Payment
If your course costs will be covered by grants, loans, state agencies, companies, or the military, you must present an approved letter of authorization at the time of registration, stating what costs the agency will cover and where to submit bills for payment.
Residents of Massachusetts who are 60 years of age or older may register for tuition-free undergraduate credit courses through Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. You must provide proof of age and complete the University’s Proof of Residency Form. Eligible senior citizens are responsible for the $201.00 program support fee plus any lab fees. To use the waiver for graduate courses, you must be matriculated in a Framingham State University master’s degree or Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program. Registration is on a space available basis and therefore registration using a senior waiver begins one week before the start of the semester. Spaces will NOT be reserved.
This benefit does not apply to directed studies, practica, internships, field studies, noncredit or other arranged courses.
Senior citizens who wish to audit classes may do so with the consent of the instructor. Online classes may not be audited. Audited courses will be officially reported on the student's transcript, but no credit will be awarded. Auditors may not actively participate in coursework.
Members of the Military, National Guard or Reserves and Veterans may register at anytime during the registration period.
Veterans eligible for the state tuition exemption are responsible for the $201.00 program support fee plus any lab fees. Tuition waivers do not apply to directed studies, practica, internship, field studies, noncredit courses or other arranged courses. To qualify for the veteran’s tuition waiver, you must have served in the Armed Forces as outlined in the Board of Higher Education memorandum of November, 11, 1992. You are required to submit the DD214 form and the University’s Proof of Residency Form. Active status personnel must supply a copy of their orders. Members of the National Guard or Reserves must submit a Certificate of Eligibility signed by the Commanding Officer. In order to use the veteran’s waiver for graduate courses, you must be matriculated in a Framingham State University master’s degree or Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program. All other eligibility requirements apply.
Veterans Federal Education Benefits
In order to qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) education benefits, veterans and dependents must be matriculated in a Framingham State University degree program. DVA benefits only apply to those courses meeting degree requirements. Beneficiaries must complete an Enrollment Certificate when they register, and they must submit the DD214 or Certificate of Eligibility when filing for the first time. If you have questions about Veterans’ Education Benefits, contact the DVA: 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) or visit their web site.