Admissions & Financial Aid

Graduate Aid



UMass Boston supports graduate education primarily through assistantships. Assistantships are not awarded by Financial Aid Services. They are formal service contracts between you and your graduate school department. They may include:  

The number of graduate assistantships are limited based on budget. Contact your Graduate Program Director for more information. Financial Aid Award Packages may be adjusted for students receiving assistantships.

International Students


TEACH Grant Program


Most graduate students are heavily dependent on loans. You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more) to be considered for student loans. Be cautious of your total loan liability and your repayment obligations.

Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate or Professional Students

Alternative Loans from Private Lenders

Be a Responsible Borrower

Federal Work-Study

Institutional Student Employment Program


  • One Stop Student Administrative Service Center
    Campus Center, Upper Level
    Walk In Service Office Hours
    8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
    8 a.m.–4 p.m. (Friday)