Sample Financial Aid Awards for In-state Students

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As with your experience in community college, UMass Amherst prepares financial aid packages for qualifying students. Typically, these packages combine grants, loans, and work study resources to help students afford the cost of attending the university. Following are a few examples of financial aid packages. Actual packages will vary based on each student's individual information submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

2011-2012 Estimated Cost of Attendance*
Tuition $1,714
Fees $10,370
Room & Board $9,255
Books $1,000
Other Expenses $1,400
Total Cost of Attendance $23,739

Very High Need Financial Aid Award**

Expected Family Contribution 0
Federal Pell Grant $5,550
Federal SEO Grant $400
Cash Grant $500
MASS Grant $1,200
UMass Amherst Grant $6,949
Federal Direct Loan $7,500
Federal Work-Study $1,800

High Need Financial Aid Award**

Expected Family Contribution $5,300
Cash Grant $500
UMass Amherst Grant $6,930
Federal Direct Loan $7,500
Federal Work-Study $1,800

Needy Financial Aid Award**

Expected Family Contribution $8,500
UMass Amherst Grant $2,895
Federal Direct Loan $7,500

*This is an estimate until the Board of Trustees sets final fees June 2011.
These sample financial aid awards are for illustration only.

**In addition, if you qualify for the Tuition Advantage Program the state will provide a 1/3 tuition waiver valued at $565.62 and UMass Amherst will award the UMass Amherst TAP Match Grant valued at $1,148.38.  When combined the awards equal a full tuition scholarship.