The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) is a statewide student-directed, student-funded, nonpartisan organization engaging in research, education, service, and action on environmental, consumer, higher education, voter registration, and hunger relief issues. MassPIRG chapters across the state pool resources through a waivable fee each semester and hire a staff of professionals to work with students on these issues. GCC students have voted to fund a MassPIRG chapter on campus. Therefore, day students are automatically assessed the $9 charge each semester. For more information about MassPirg visit the website: http://www.masspirgstudents.org.
GCC students are assessed a $9 per semester voluntary contribution to MassPIRG.
You can waive this charge by completing the online waiver. Upon receipt of your online waiver, the Student Billing Office will then post a waiver to your account which will remove the charge.
MassPIRG and Financial Aid funds
Federal Regulations prohibit Financial Aid funds to be used for paying a charge that is not considered an educational expense. Therefore, this charge will remain on your account until you either waive it or pay it from your own financial resources.