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Financial Aid 101

Image of University of Massachsuetts with this text: Send your FAFSA early; Look for grants and scholarships before turning to loans; Visit, email, or call the Financial Aid office if you have any doubts

From grants to loans to scholarships, the world of college financial aid can be complicated and intimidating. Luckily for you, I sat down with Matt Mourovic, the director of financial services and customer relations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to bring you all the answers you need.

Best Campus Food Celebration: A Glimpse into UMass Dining

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is well known for its number one campus dining. With a mission to contribute to the campus life experience by providing a variety of healthy and flavorful meals featuring local, regional, and world cuisine in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner, UMass Dining is an integral part of the UMass experience.

My Favorite Places on Campus

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As a junior here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I have explored much of what the campus has to offer. With amazing study areas, a multitude of phenomenal eateries, working out at our recreation center, and much more, I have discovered many places here on campus that I love dearly. But even as a junior, there are plenty of areas here on campus that I have yet to fully explore. To help incoming students discover some of the wonderful locations at UMass, here are some of my favorite places on campus.

Dispelling UMass Myths

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Almost everything has myths, even colleges. When I first decided to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the school. Needless to say, I found that many of my assumptions to be wrong, especially once I came to know the school on my own.

Requirements for Transferring Students

UMass student sitting on the grassSomething unique to the University of Massachusetts is how important the holistic review of your application is-- especially for transfer students. You’re not just a GPA and SAT number when applying to UMass Amherst. To be admitted, each aspect of every application is considered, including the courses taken at other schools, what areas each student excels in, where they don’t, etc. Here at UMass, our goal is to prepare you to succeed.

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