Student and Family Support (SFS)

Moving to College Scholarship

The Moving to College Scholarship is a new pilot program designed to support Massachusetts unaccompanied homeless youth as they transition to, progress through, and complete a college education. Scholarships for up to 20 students are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Moving to Work program administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, with additional support provided by the Department of Higher Education, the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Young Adult Commission and participating campuses.

What's Covered

  • Year-round, On-campus Housing
  • Meal plans
  • Case management and other support services

What's Not Covered

  • Tuition & fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation

Student Eligibility

Other Requirements

  • Applicant must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrollment at a participating institution no later than July 1.
  • Applicant must maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credits) in a degree-seeking program and maintain passing grades in order to be eligible for a renewed scholarship. In some instances, campuses may grant a waiver to a student who, for a variety of reasons, may need to temporarily reduce his/her/ their course load.
  • While there is no GPA requirement, students must maintain academic and behavioral standing as defined by the campuses where they are enrolled and (if different) reside.
  • Applicant must agree to meet regularly with a member of the Moving to College support team to develop academic year, summer and post-graduation plans.
  • Applicant is required to choose one of the following options during Summer terms: 1. remain enrolled in at least two courses, 2. work full-time, or 3. enroll in one course and work part-time.

For Students applying for January 2022 college enrollment

  • Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on October 13, 2021

  • Interviews will be scheduled between October 15 and 29, 2021

Participating Campuses

Community Colleges


State Universities


Moving to College Application

Questions? Contact Sarah.E.Slautterback@mass.gov

Last Updated: September 30, 2021

 
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