TPS and Education Benefits

Created May 2010

If I have TPS, can I get in-state tuition or federal financial aid?

In-state tuition

If you have TPS, you may be able to get in-state tuition rates at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. 

Please note

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.

Source:  U.S. Department of Education “The Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook”

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