Applicants for either the 10-month or 15-week programs can reside anywhere, but their town or state of residency may impact their tuition rates, as outlined below:
In-State, In-District for 10-Month Programs: Applicants who reside in the nine towns that are members of the Minuteman regional school district (Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow) can pay in-district tuition rates for the 10-month tuition programs. Minuteman is a public school district that receives local taxpayer funds from these nine towns. (More: In-District vs. In-State.)
In-State, Out-of-District for 10-Month Programs: Applicants who reside in Massachusetts but outside of the Minuteman district towns pay out-of-district tuition rates for the 10-month tuition programs.. (More: In-District vs. In-State.)
15-Week Programs: Applicants for 15-week programs do not pay tuition if they qualify as unemployed or under-employed, as explained here. Applicants can only obtain free tuition if they are residents of Massachusetts. The 15-week programs are funded through grants from the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet. Tuition rates are listed on the program registration pages.
Requirements of Student Applicants
MTI students must be at least 18 years of age at the time they begin attending their program, or soon within the start of the program, subject to approval by the Executive Director.
Current high school seniors who will be 18 at the time the program begins are strongly encouraged to apply.
MTI students must have graduated from high school or earned a GED/HiSet attainment.
Transcripts must be provided.
Certified translations must be provided for transcripts supplied in a language other than English.
An average grade of C or better in high school is preferred; consideration given for trends demonstrating improvement and motivation.
For applicants who have not yet graduated from high school, a letter from the current high school is required stating that the student is on track to graduate.
Two letters of recommendation are required for the 10-month programs (they are not required for the 15-week programs.)
The letter should come from an employer, supervisor, colleague, teacher, or guidance counselor.
We are happy to answer any questions to guide you through the application process! Please contact us by email or phone at 781-861-7151.