ASA College Planning Center

Filed Under: Education
700 Boylston Street
Boston Public Library
Boston, ma 02116
Phone: 617-536-0200
Toll-free: 877-332-4348 (877-ED-AID-4U)
Fax: 617-536-4737

ASA College Planning Centers promote educational opportunities for all, especially low-income individuals and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college. Their programs provide guidance and information directly to adults, students and their families on planning and paying for higher education, such as technical, vocational and business-oriented schools, or four-year liberal arts colleges.

ASA has advised many returning citizens in the past and is familiar with the kinds of assistance returning citizens may require in accessing higher education. ASA provides help with completing college and financial aid applications and with career planning.

ASA can provide college application fee waivers to qualified low-income participants. ASA can also work with individuals to get previous educational loans out of default.

The website has links to colleges and scholarship search databases.

Service hours

Main location: M - Th: 9am - 7:30pm (last client at 6:30pm) ; F & Sat: 9am - 5pm (last client 3:30pm)

Other Locations

*For each location, please call the main office first at 617-536-0200 for details and to schedule an appointment.

Brockton – Career Works
231 Main Street, Brockton

Chelsea – Bunker Hill Community College
175 Hawthorne Street, Bellingham Square

Chinatown – Asian-American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, Boston

Dorchester – Codman Square Branch Library
690 Washington Street

Hyde Park – Hyde Park Branch Library
35 Harvard Avenue, Boston

Roxbury – Egleston Square Branch Library
1044 Columbus Avenue

South Boston – South Boston Branch Library
646 East Broadway

Charlestown – Charlestown Center for Adult Education
76 Monument Street



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While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 6, 2019