If I have TPS, can I get in-state tuition or federal financial aid?
If you have TPS, you may be able to get in-state tuition rates at Massachusetts public colleges and universities.
There is a 6 month state residency requirement for community college in-state tuition; and a 12 month state residency requirement for state school and university in-state tuition.
Source: MA Department of Higher Education “Residency Status for Tuition Classification Purposes” at: //www.mass.edu/library/Motions/2007/FAAP07-24.pdf
Federal financial aid
TPS recipients are not eligible for federal financial aid.
However, you may be eligible for financial aid as a Cuban/Haitian entrant if you are a Haitian with TPS and
· You were paroled into the US after 1980, or
· you have an asylum application pending, or
· you are in deportation proceedings without a final order.
As we get further guidance, other Haitians with TPS may be eligible for financial aid as well.