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Financial Aid 101

Image of the University of Massachusetts with this text: Financial aid may seem like a scary monster, but it’s way simpler than you think.

From grants to loans to scholarships, the world of college financial aid can be complicated and intimidating. Luckily for you, I sat down with Matt Mourovic, the director of financial services and customer relations, to bring you all the answers you need.

Organization Spotlight: University Programming Council

Collage of members of the UPC at the University of Massachusetts, with text reading Organization Spotlight: Umass Programming Council (UPC)

Executive Director Rutvik Shah describes the council as “a diverse group of students working together to better the campus life at UMass Amherst”. The council plans and organize many different events featuring guest speakers, the performing arts, concerts, late night programming, and other special events. In addition to planning events, the UPC promotes and markets their events from the ground up. All events and programs are planned for students, by students.

Five Things You Can Do with Your Time Now That You Have Applied to College

A group of UMass students with the text, five things you can do with your time now that you have applied to college

For prospective college students, the process of applying to colleges can be very lengthy and time consuming. From narrowing down your applications, writing your college essay, touring colleges, and much more, your college application process can span over a period of a year or even more. Having applied to college more than three years ago, I still vividly remember how much time and effort went into my applications. I wanted everything to be perfect, and this was the only chance I had to make a good impression on these colleges. While admittedly I was pretty stressed out during the majority of the process, I still remember how freeing it was to finally hit the submit button on the Common Application.

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