Mass. Commissioner of Higher Education: 'Don't fail' to take advantage of financial aid

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January 20, 2014, 8:29 pm
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(NECN) - One thing to watch for Tuesday night and in the upcoming budget process is the governor's plans for higher education in Massachusetts.

Last year the state increased funding.

Richard Freeland, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education discussed the value in an associate degree while noting the hopefulness in continuing to increase higher education funding.

Freeland says many students fail to take full advantage of the opportunities of financial aid available to them. “To many students leave money on the table,” said Freeland.

According to Freeland, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick will be delivering an important announcement regarding financial aid on Tuesday in his State of the State address.

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