Financial Aid, Fellowships and Student Employment
-The admissions committee nominates incoming students for the Diversity Teaching Assistantship Award, the International Student Tuition Award, and the Graduate School Fellowships. Please provide information in your statement that will enable us to write strong recommendations for these awards.
-University Fellowships: To be considered for university fellowships please see university requirements and deadlines: http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/
-School of Education (SOE) Fellowships: To be considered for SOE fellowships please see requirements and deadlines: http://www.umass.edu/education/student/aid.shtml
-International Student Tuition Award: If you would like to be considered for an International Tuition waiver please send an ADDITIONAL hardcopy of ALL admissions materials to this address:
-Applications recieved by Fall Application Deadline January 15 are considered for scholarships, fellowships and assistantships however late applications will be considered for admission.
Do You Have Federal Work Study?
A new initiative from the Federal Government to improve the math skills of children. It works the same as America Reads, with schools, after-school programs, libraries, etc., taking part as tutoring sites, though America Counts is for children preschool through the 9th grade. America Reads is for children preschool through the 6th grade.
Hires Five College native speakers of less-commonly studied langauges to work as conversation partners, tutors, and materials development assistants.
TEACH GRANT PROGRAM
Most aid for graduate students is in the form of loans, both need-based and non-need-based. Graduate students may also receive assistantships from the Graduate School or their department. A limited number of high need graduate students are offered Federal Work-Study awards. These may be used as part of the funding source for the stipend portion of their assistantship, pending approval from the hiring department. A Federal Work-Study award does require students to carry a minimum of six credits and enroll in a degree-granting program.