• New program aims to streamline higher education in Mass.


    BOSTON - Massachusetts' public colleges and universities are teaming up to make completing degrees easier for students.

    A new tool launched Tuesday called MassTransfer will streamline the transfer process to allow students to move seamlessly through the Mass. higher education system.

    The new tools will allow students to stay on track for their degrees and minimize the time it takes, according to the website.

    Three new programs will allow students to choose a path to their degree.

    The general education foundation will establish a core class foundation to allow students to complete the basic general education requirements and be ready to transfer into any school in the commonwealth. Schools won't be able to require more than six additional credits if a student has completed the general education foundation.

    Another program will make it easier for students to start with an associate's degree as a foundation for moving into another school to complete a bachelor's degree. While the third pogram will allow full time students who commit to attending school full time with a 3.0 GPA or higher to free tuition and fees for all four years.

    You can find out more information here

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