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Financial Aid

General Information for Undergraduates

UMass Amherst Financial Aid Services is committed to working with students and families to provide the best possible financial resources available. We want to ensure that a UMass Amherst education is affordable.

Financial Aid Services can assist you with any questions you may have regarding your financial aid award, student employment, debt management, scholarship searches and financing options that may be available for your college education.

Financial aid Services can be reached at 413-545-0801; by visiting our website at www.umass.edu/umfa; or in person at 255 Whitmore Administration Building, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

General Information for Graduate Students

There are several offices on campus which provide information to students about resources for funding their education. Unlike financial aid for U.S. undergraduate students, aid to U.S. graduate students is limited to loans and work-study. To qualify for these programs, the Free Application for Financial Aid Form, available in the Financial Aid Office, 255 Whitmore, must be sent to the appropriate offices.

The office of Financial Aid Services provides information about various loans, employment and scholarship programs to which students can apply. Many loan programs and all federal aid programs require that applicants be citizens or permanent residents, making international students ineligible to apply.

Financial Aid Services may also be able to inform you about part-time job search programs and can provide debt management information.

The Financial Aid Office is located in 255 Whitmore Building.
You can reach a voice response by calling (413) 546-8100.