Financial Resources

Continuing Education Loans
Currently no banking institutions are offering loans for Continuing Education courses.

Financial Aid
If you are enrolled in a certificate or degree program, you may be eligible for financial aid when registered for six or more credits during the semester. For federal financial aid information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 879-7850.

Tuition Waivers
Tuition Waivers apply to the full published cost of credit courses. Audit or any other discounted prices are not eligible for tuition waivers. Both new and returning students must present in-person proof of their waiver eligibility each semester. Eligible students are admitted on a space-available basis and are responsible for the payment of fees, books, supplies, and other educational costs.

Please be aware that the full cost of a course as listed on the web and in the PCE catalog is comprised of the cost of tuition and a PCE fee. Fees will be charged as applicable. 

Tuition remission is not transferable. There are no waivers for off-campus courses (other than some teacher vouchers), directed studies, independent studies, practicum, or certain other non-state supported programs.

  • Senior citizens (60 years or older) who are Massachusetts residents  and enrolled in a PCE matriculated program (i.e., a Design Certificate program) are eligible for a 40% reduction in the tuition portion of the cost (excluding fees). Proof of Massachusetts residency and birth date must be provided at the time of registration. Senior citizens (60 years or older) who are not matriculated are eligible for a discount on no-credit sections of for-credit classes only (i.e., there is no discount for workshops or for-credit classes). Discounted prices are as listed in the PCE catalog.

  • Honorably discharged veterans who have been legal residents of Massachusetts over the previous twelve months are eligible for a 50% reduction in tuition. The veteran's DD-214 form and proof of residency must be presented with each new registration.

  • Employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and their dependents are, according to their respective contracts and employment status, eligible for various tuition reductions.