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. 
  • Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver Scholarship: The Aspiring Teacher Program is a non-need based tuition waiver program sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance, which is available to qualified undergraduate students pursuing licensure in Mathematics, Science, and Foreign Languages. Recipients are required to teach in Massachusetts for one year for each year the tuition waiver is awarded. Contact the Educator Licensure Office in the College of Education (Room 130a, Furcolo Hall; Telephone: 413-545-2701) for further information. An application form is available by clicking (here).
  • 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.