Financial Aid is a concern for many of our students. The University's Financial Aid Services office maintains an extensive and informative website at http://www.umass.edu/umfa. New England residents should be aware that our Master of Architecture programs qualify for the tuition break offered by the New England Regional Students Program (NERSP). Our undergraduate program qualifies for NERSP as well, with the exception of students from Maine and New Hampshire, which have their own equivalent programs.
Graduate students have a variety of opportunities in addition to standard financial aid, for funding their studies. In addition to selective positions such as Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant, graduate students can seek out and establish Externships on- and off-campus that qualify for tuition remission. In addition, particular positions on campus, such as election to the Graduate Student Council also qualify. The Architecture + Design Program can also nominate qualified current and incoming students for highly competitive university-wide Graduate School Fellowships, such as the Joseph L. Boscov Scholarship for female graduate student whose work will “equip her for increased service to the needs of people and/or the environment.” http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/funding-support
Foreign students should consult with the International Programs Office for additional opportunities, such as nomination for the Foreign Students Tuition Waiver, which is available on a competitive basis: http://www.umass.edu/ipo/iss/index.php
Students enrolling or enrolled in the Master of Science in Design & Historic Preservation have other funding opportunities specific to their program, which is administered through Continuing and Professional Education: http://www.umassulearn.net/financial-info