Veterans and Active Duty Students
Visit Veteran Services Applying For Educational Benefits to learn more. You may also visit the Veterans Certification Office at UMass Amherst in Whitmore Building, Room 215.
The Senior Citizen Tuition Credit Affidavit credits up to $857.00 toward tuition per semester for students enrolled in an undergraduate program and up to $1320.00 for students enrolled in a graduate program per semester. This form must be present with a valid ID that verifies age. You must be 60 years of age, a graduate or an undergraduate, and a Massachusetts resident for at least one year. This affidvit cannot be used towards courses offered through Continuing and Professional Education.
UMass Amherst Employees
UMass Amherst employees and their dependents may be eligible for tuition credits. See Benefits For Faculty And Staff. Contact Human Resources to obtain the Tuition Credit form.
State of Massachusetts Employees
Contact your Human Resouce Department for information about your eligibility for a tuition credit.
GEO Insurance Reduction
GEO (Graduate Employee Organization) members are eligible to participate in the University's Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) at a cost of 5% of the semester fee. To sign up for the SHBP cost reduction, click the GEO Insurance Cost Reduction link in the Finances section of SPIRE.
Upon consenting to the coverage, the 95% GEO Insurance Cost Reduction will be credited to your account. Please note: Students with comparable insurance coverage can 'opt out' of the University's SHBP by completing the University's SHBP Waiver. Students who 'opt out' of the University's SHBP will be credited 100% of the fee.
Other Tuition Credits
Please see the Financial Aid Services tuition credit category list to see if you are eligible for a tuition credit award.