Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established to provide emergency funding to institutions of higher education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief funding was distributed to the University from the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) in three separate funding streams beginning in March 2020. Read more about HEERF.

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).

Student Financial Responsibility Agreement information

The Bursar’s Office is implementing a student Financial Responsibility Agreement that will need to be accepted before a student is able to enroll in any course.  This agreement is a statement of the financial obligations and responsibilities a student agrees to assume when enrolling in any class at UMass Amherst (including UniversityPlus courses). Our Financial Responsibility FAQ page has common questions related to the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.  

Deadline Dates

I'm withdrawing. What should I do?

To officially withdraw you must contact the appropriate University Registrar office to process your withdrawal.


Parents and Guardians

Ask your student to set you up with Delegated Access through SPIRE in order to view and pay bills online on QuikPAY. 


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.