The voter-approvedin Massachusetts will cover tuition for about 25,000 students at state universities and community colleges, Gov. Maura Healey announced Wednesday.
The surtax on those with an annual income over $1 million will add $62 million to the MASSGrant Plus program. The expanded program will pay for tuition and fees for Pell Grant-eligible students, as well as books and supply costs. Room and board is not covered under the program.
The majority of Pell Grant recipients usually have family incomes below $40,000. About one-third of University of Massachusetts students would qualify.