Courses & Programs

Commonwealth Commitment

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  • Begin at HCC
  • 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
  • Students must sign up to participate before they earn 15 credits (excluding developmental credits)
  • A freeze on tuition and fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program.
  • A reduction in tuition and mandatory fees: A 10% rebate off tuition and 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 bachelors program

Average savings over four years...

HCC to State University $4,402
Overall Average $5,090
HCC to UMass $6,640

To sign up to participate, students must download and complete this Commonwealth Commitment Participation Form and return it to the Advising, Career & Transfer Center, CC 102, or email it to

Find more information on the Commonwealth Commitment website.