Financial Aid

The College of Education encourages all undergraduate and graduate students to take advantage of resources available at the University of Massachusetts when financing their education. Undergraduate Aid reviews scholarship opportunities and procedures to assist in financing the education of undergraduate students. Graduate Aid details the procedures and resources available to finance graduate education.

Regardless of your income or eligibility for need-based financial aid, there are a number of programs available to assist you in funding your education:

  • Graduate School Fellowships: Graduate School Fellowships are awarded primarily to incoming graduate students, each Fall semester, to promote the recruitment and retention of academically excellent students. Current students may be considered if any incoming awards are declined. The College of Education may nominate a maximum of six candidates. Awards range from $8,000 - $10,000 and include a tuition waiver. 
  • The Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver is designed to complement the Tomorrow's Teachers Scholarship Program. It seeks to attract qualified high school students to the teaching profession by providing four-year tuition and fees scholarships. The incentive provides support to qualified students who, after enrolling in college and earning a minimum 3.0 grade point average, decide to enter a certification program in a field with demonstrated teacher shortages. Students who participate in the program must commit to teaching for two years in a public school in the Commonwealth upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree from the college or university.

    To apply: Contact Financial Aids Services. You can also contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.

  • The College of Education Scholarships and Awards Program: This program provides a variety of Scholarships and Awards to junior, senior, and graduate students. The College of Education Scholarships and Awards Program is administered by the College of Education Scholarships and Awards Committee composed of faculty members from the School's three academic departments. The College of Education Scholarships and Awards are made possible through private donations made by the School's graduates and friends.
  • The Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures can be found by clicking here.