Commonwealth Commitment through MassTransfer

New in Fall 2016! The Commonwealth Commitment’s A2BDegree (Associate to Bachelor’s) allows you to graduate quickly and save big on college costs!

Video: Governor Baker on College Affordability & the new Commonwealth Commitment

Students Commit To:

Begin at one of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges

Complete associate degree within 2.5 years

Transfer to one of Massachusetts’ State Universities or UMass campuses

Complete bachelor’s degree within 2 more years

Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program

Students Commit To:

A freeze on tuition & mandatory fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program

A reduction in tuition & mandatory fees by an average of $5,090 over four years through:

  • A 10% rebate off tuition & mandatory fees payable via check or bookstore voucher at the end of every successfully completed semester
  • An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once student enrolls in bachelor's program

Video: President John Cox on Commonwealth Commitment at Cape Cod Community College.

How do I sign up?

Commonwealth Commitment Participation FormPDF document

Learn More: www.mass.edu/MAComCom

Eligible Majors
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

For transfer to Massachusetts College of Art & Design

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

For transfer to Massachusetts Maritime Academy

  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering
  • International Maritime Business
  • Marine Safety & Environmental Protection


Starting in Fall 2017

  • Business
  • Communications & Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • STEM Natural/Physical Sciences