Admissions & Financial Aid

Deadlines & Critical Dates

Financial Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 1 (All Students and Parents)
Access to FAFSA form begins (use IRS Data Retrieval for best results)

Mid-October (Enrolled Students)
If you’re eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, you must have completed all paperwork and be on the UMass Boston FWS payroll by this time.

November 1
Early Action application deadline for fall semester first-year students
Spring semester FAFSA filing deadline for new and transfer students

December 23
Early Action acceptance packets and financial aid award letters are sent out

March 1 (New Students)
Regular Action application submission and FAFSA filing deadlines for fall semester aid for first year students

April 1
Regular Action financial aid award letters are sent

May 1 (Current Students)
Deadline to file FAFSA for continuing students to be considered for Priority Aid in the fall

State Aid

Check the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance for other funding
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