Q: What is the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement?
A: The student Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) is a statement of the financial obligations and responsibilities you agree to assume when you register for a course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, including the University without Walls program.
Q: How often must I complete the FRA?
A: The FRA must be acknowledged once every academic year.
Q: When will the FRA be assigned?
A: The FRA will be assigned to all active students 2 weeks prior to the registration period for the Fall term, each academic year. An email notification will be sent to your @umass.edu email address indicating that the FRA has been assigned. Those students who accept the agreement prior to the start of the registration period will avoid having a registration hold placed on their account.
Q: What if I don’t want to accept the FRA?
A: If you do not accept the FRA for a given academic year, you will be unable to register for any classes during that year.
Q: What is the FRA Hold?
A: The FRA hold is placed on all students who have failed to acknowledge the FRA prior to the start of the registration period. This hold will prevent a student from registering for any class until the agreement has been acknowledged.
Q: How long after I complete the FRA will the hold be removed?
A: The hold will be removed immediately after the student accepts the agreement.
Q: How can I view previous academic year’s FRAs?
A: Students can access all completed agreements under their Finances section in the Student Service Center in SPIRE.