The Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery provides a credit toward tuition at Massachusetts public colleges and universities.
Comparison of Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
Initial Requirements:To initially be eligible to apply, a student must meet the initial qualification based on MCAS Scores.
Because of the transition to the next-generation MCAS tests, there are currently different requirements for initial qualification, depending on the student's original class, as shown in the table below:
Class of 2023
Score at "Exceeding Expectations" on one test:
Score at "Meeting Expectations" on the remaining test:
Scores from the following testing windows can be used for initial eligibility:
Note: Legacy and Next Gen Score conversion chart can be found here
In order to claim the Koplik tuition credit, the student must meet the following criteria:
To continue receiving the Koplik tuition credit, a student must meet the following criteria:
Once parents/guardians receive the letter and certificate, we suggest keeping them in a secure location for reference.
These documents are important because students must provide a copy of them along with their completed FAFSA application each year. Without the letter and certificate, the college/university will not apply the tuition credit.
Students must meet eligibility requirements and submit the application to the Koplik Coordinator at their school by May 1, 2023.
Students who meet the initial qualifications are notified by letter to the students' parents or guardians. The letter includes a Koplik application form and a "Next Steps" Document . These documents explain the remaining requirements should the student wish to pursue them.
* Every public high school, regional high school, regional vocational technical high school and public charter high school is asked to assign a person to serve as the Koplik coordinator. The Koplik coordinator is responsible for:
All applications and supporting documentation should be submitted directly to the school's Koplik Coordinator; please do not send copies to DESE.
For any questions you may have regarding the Koplik Certificate of Mastery, please contact Alexia.J.Cribbs@mass.gov .
Recipients of the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery are eligible for an award of a non-need-based tuition credit for state-supported undergraduate courses. Individual student awards shall be no more than the resident undergraduate tuition rate at the participating institution. For updated information on current tuition rates at Massachusetts Public Colleges and Universities, please visit Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Credit — Current and Recent Value.
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
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Last Updated: March 8, 2023
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