UMass Financial Aid Center

Welcome! Did you know that online students are eligible for the same types of financial aid as on-campus students?  So, you’re probably asking, how do I get started? We are here to help. Please see the checklist below. 

Step 1: Chose the right program for YOU! Click here for our program overview.

Step 2: To maintain the same quality as our on-campus programs, the online programs are administered through the campuses. Check for your campus association.

Step 3: Once you know the campus association, click on the campus links below to learn about eligibility, application process, and types of financial aid. 

Here’s what you’ll learn!

Financial Aid Overview

  • Eligibility – Basic Eligibility
  • Applying for Aid – Step by Step Check List

Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarships – Hundreds of Scholarships and More
  • Grants – Massachusetts Grants, Federal Grants, and More
  • Tuition Waiver – OSFA Tuition Waivers, MA State Employee Waivers and More
  • Loans – Federal Loans and Alternative Loans

Veterans and Military Benefits

Please check out the resources below:

Quick 2014 Facts:

  • UMass students borrowed or were awarded a record high $728.3M in all forms of financial aid.
  • The University and the federal government are the two largest sources of aid for UMass students, constituting 74 percent of total aid awarded.
  • 98 percent of students received some type of need-based financial aid.
  • UMass continues to be affordable compared to other public and private universities in Massachusetts.

The University of Massachusetts has been offering quality education for more than 150 years, and its mission is to continue to provide affordable and accessible education of high quality across the nation and the world. UMass is the best value in higher education for both online and on-campus programs. Online students are eligible for the same types of financial aid as on-campus students.