Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday a new tuition-free college program for low-income students in Boston. Boston Bridge would be available for 2017 high school graduates who live in the city.
The state and the city would provide a last-dollar scholarship to cover students' tuition and fees, after federal Pell Grants are taken into account.
Students can qualify for the program if they meet federal aid standards and enroll full-time at Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College or Mass Bay Community College. Students would be required to complete their associate's degrees within two and a half years before transferring to a state college or university.