Please read the University’s Spring 2021 Announcement for essential information about plans for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester.

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CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency funds to universities, including UMass Amherst, to directly support students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  The UMass CARES Act Grant has been created to disburse these funds to students. CARES Act FAQs and Reporting Requirements.

Students

Parents and Guardians

FERPA

Student records are confidential and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students may elect to set up a FERPA Privacy Waiver to allow parents, guardians or other third parties to obtain information about their Bursar bill, Financial Aid and Housing. We will not disclose information to anyone who has not been designated by the student in their FERPA waiver.

University Departments

What are my payment options?

Current students may be eligible to enroll in our UPay Payment Plan that allows you to pay your tuition and fees in installments. Financial Aid can provide information about filing a FAFSA, Parent Plus and alternative loans.

Do I need to pay for health insurance?

Eligible students may waive the University's Student Health Benefit (insurance) Plan. Waivers must be completed before the end of the add/drop period (the waiver deadline).

I'm withdrawing.

Make sure you officially withdraw from the University. Contact the appropriate Registrar's office to process your withdrawal.