Tuition Assistance for College Students Available at the WIOA Department

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Workforce innovative and Opportunity ACT (WIOA) Department is pleased to announce that tuition assistance is available for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Members that are currently enrolled in a college or university.

Funding for the tuition assistance program is made available through WIOA federal legislation ultimately in place to better enable citizens to enter to the workforce.

Tribal members interested in receiving tuition assistance must contact Marnell Cash at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe WIOA Department to review eligibility requirements and schedule an "In-Take" appointment. Marnell can be reached at or by calling 508.477.0208 at Ext. 161. She can also be reached after 4:30 at  508.648.2334 (cell).

College students are required to have the following items:

  • Tribal ID
  • Copy of pay stub (if applicable)
  • Copy of school transcripts
  • Driver’s Licens
  • Copy of Social Security card

Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Current enrollment in college in the United States
  • Resident of the one of the five Massachusetts’ counties located within the Tribe’s service area
    • Barnstable
    • Plymouth
    • Bristol
    • Norfolk
    • Suffolk
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Student currently enrolled in a 4-year college program or a full-time student at a community college

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014, is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years. WIOA presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and job-seekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. It supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.