Financial Aid

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to assisting students and their families in meeting the cost of a college education.  All students applying to the univeristy are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application used to apply for financial aid at UMass Amherst.  The FAFSA should be filed as soon after January 1 as possible and before the priority date of March 1 for maximum consideration. In completing the application, be sure to list the University of Massachusetts Amherst as one of the schools on your FAFSA form.  The school code for UMass Amherst is 002221.

The FAFSA form is available electronically.  Please note that you do not need to be admitted to the university before submitting the FAFSA.  You can apply online at www.fafsa.gov after January 1.  

Freshman applicants who meet the deadline for submitting the financial aid application are notified of their financial aid award before the May 1 Candidate's Reply Date.  Transfer applicants are notified of their awards before June 1.

You can find out more about financial aid HERE .