Framingham State University

100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9101

School Details

Framingham State University is a public university located in Framingham, Massachusetts. The University was founded in 1837 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education, and the American Chemical Society. There are 4,489 undergraduate students enrolled and 2,017 graduate students enrolled making the total enrollment 6,506 students. 96 percent of these students are from Massachusetts.

Students can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities at Framingham. Opportunities include athletics, student leadership opportunities, service programs, and over 50 clubs. Students can also access academic advising and counseling services.

There are 26 undergraduate majors offered and 25 graduate programs. Framingham also features online distance learning programs. Students can earn bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates through Framingham’s online programs. There are hundreds of courses made available online through these programs and students maintain administrative support. At the beginning of each semester Framingham State implements Student Orientation Sessions. These are in-person sessions that will help the online student learn success strategies and introduce them to available resources. All students have off-campus library access including reference librarians, accessible via phone or through email.

Undergraduate admissions and graduate admissions differ. Students wishing to apply for an undergraduate program are encouraged to visit the campus in person and must send all required credentials to Framingham including:

  • Paper or online application
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school transcript request form
  • Official SAT or ACT plus writing scores
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language score report for those who participated in ESL courses or went to a high school where English was not the primary language
  • Resume or summary of activities for those who are not currently in high school
  • Those who have completed college course credit should apply as freshman but make note of this in the “College Information” section of the application and forward an official transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Transfers should list all courses that they have completed or will have completed prior to enrollment in Framingham
  • Students who have taken or will have taken the Advanced Placement or College Level Examination Program exams should list these exams under the “Advanced Placement” and/or “College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)” sections of the application and have official scores forwarded to Framingham
  • $45 application fee

Students who are applying for a graduate program are encouraged to attend an information session or set up an appointment with an academic advisor to learn more about graduate programs. Students who are interested in applying for a graduate program should send the following to Framingham:

  • Signed application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Letters of recommendation submitted by the recommender
  • Official test scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Other required forms dependent on program

Approximate tuition costs per semester are based on residency. Undergraduate full-time day division students pay annual rates of about:

  • $8,080, in-state
  • $14,160, out-of-state and international students
  • $8,565, New England regional students

Full-time graduate day division students pay annual tuition of about:

  • $8,785, in-state
  • $14,160, out-of-state and international students
  • $9,622.50, New England regional students

Various financial aid options are available for eligible students, including work study programs, grants, loans, and scholarships. Students interested in federal and state financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships may be awarded based on either academic achievements or financial need. There is no longer a requirement to fill out a scholarship application. Instead, the university will identify all eligible students and grant awards based on either merit or need. Specific federal and state aid options include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • MASS Grant
  • Part Time Grant (Massachusetts)
  • Framingham State University Grant
  • Financial Aid Tuition Waiver
  • Framingham State University Parking Fines Grant
  • Fee Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Stafford Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan

Framingham offers a free financial education program (SALT) which helps the student with various financial matters such as finding scholarships, keeping track of loans, searching for jobs or internships, and learning how to budget money. Membership also grants students special discount benefits.

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    6,506
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    2,780
  • Percent Admitted:
    58%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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