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Financial Aid

Invested in Your Success

We're proud to provide substantial financial support to our students. This includes awards that do not need to be repaid, such as grants, scholarships and fellowships, as well as paid assistantships.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for the funding we provide, undergraduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Graduate students are automatically considered for financial assistance upon submission of their program application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

In addition to direct support from UMass Lowell, almost every student is eligible to apply for federal financial assistance (such as federal grants, loans and work study jobs), which can be used to cover:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Print and digital textbooks
  • Technology
  • Lab costs
  • Other educational expenses

Information for Completing the FAFSA®

Here are some quick links that will tell you everything you need to know:

Helpful Video Guides

Getting Started with FAFSA

Applying for Aid

What is the FAFSA?

Tips to Complete the FAFSA

Important Information for Anyone Receiving Financial Aid

You will be notified of your financial aid award via the Financial Aid Award Letter. Your initial award is based on half-time enrollment (6–8 credits). If your enrollment is other than half-time, you should notify our office. Revisions to your financial aid awards will be made at the end of the add/drop period.

Average Total of Annual Grants and Scholarships We Distribute to Our Students

Undergraduate Students $1,005,000
Graduate Students $500,000

Additional Resources to Help Finance Your Education

We encourage you to explore the many ways you can reduce UMass Lowell’s already low cost.