Have you heard about the Commonwealth Commitment? 

Now it’s more affordable than ever for Massachusetts residents to earn a bachelor’s degree. Complete your associate degree at North Shore, transfer to UMass or another Massachusetts state university, get your bachelor degree and save an average of $5000 while you do it. 

Commonwealth Commitment Program > 
Commonwealth Commitment Participation Form >

You commit to:

  • Start at North Shore Community College

  • Complete an associate degree within 2.5 years

  • Transfer to one of Massachusetts’ state universities

  • Complete bachelor degree within 2 more years

  • Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment at 12 credits per semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program

NSCC commits to:

  • Freeze your tuition and fees upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until you graduate or leave the program

  • Reduce your tuition and mandatory fees by an average of $5,090 over four years through:

    • A 10% rebate off tuition and mandatory fees, payable via check at the end of every successfully completed semester

    • An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once you enroll in bachelor program


Because we want you to succeed.

Commonwealth CommitmentNSCC's one-on-one support helps today's students maximize their college experience, plan for the future and balance work, school and family priorities. 

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