Admissions & Financial Aid

Undergraduate Aid

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Many Options

The federal government is the major source of financial aid. If you are a Massachusetts resident, you may also qualify for state financial aid funding in addition to a reduced tuition rate as a Massachusetts resident. UMass Boston and alternative private lenders are two additional sources of funds to help pay for college. 

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). That is all you need to do to get started. 

Several awards are based on allocations and may not be available to all qualified applicants.

Types of Undergraduate Aid:

Federal funding includes:

State funding includes:

UMass Boston funding includes:

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federal TEACH Grant

Federal Loans — Require Repayment

Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Direct Loan

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans

                    ○     while you’re in school at least half-time,
                    ○     for the first six months after you leave school (referred to as a grace period*), and
                    ○     during a period of deferment (a postponement of loan payments).

*Note: If you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period. If you choose not to pay the interest that accrues during your grace period, the interest will be added to your principal balance.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Federal Work-Study

Mass Grant

Mass Cash Grant

Mass Part-Time Grant

UMass Boston funding includes:

Other Financing Options:

Important Financial Aid Changes

Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool
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State Financial aid

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