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NSCC is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged.

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.

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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 15 credits per semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program

NSCC commits to:

  • Freeze your tuition and fees for all four years 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

Commonwealth Commitment graduate Because we want you to succeed.
NSCC'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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