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The Billing and Payment Gateway of UMass Amherst

Tuition and Fee Waivers

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.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizen Waiver Form waives tuition only. It must be completed, notarized, and returned to the Bursar's Office. You must be 60 years of age, a graduate or an undergraduate, and a Massachusetts resident for at least one year. 

UMass Amherst Employees

UMass Amherst employees and their dependents may be eligible for tuition waivers. See Benefits For Faculty And Staff. Contact Human Resources to obtain the Tuition Waiver form.

State of Massachusetts Employees

Contact your Human Resouce Department for information about your eligibility for a tuition waiver.

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 Waivers

Please see the Financial Aid Services tuition waiver category list to see if you are eligible for a tuition waiver award.