Short Term Loan Program

In some cases, a student’s financial need may be temporary, in which case our Short-term Loan Program might be the right fit. The Dean of Students Office extends short-term loans to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students for temporary financial emergencies, hardship, or unforeseen personal/family emergencies. The maximum loan amount is $500 for undergraduate students and $1000 for graduate students. The loan is disbursed and payment are received by the Office of the Bursar.

Students applying for the loan must meet the following requirements to receive a loan:

  • Enrolled in classes (or continuous enrollment status for graduate students)
  • Have means and plan of repayment within the established due date (typically 30 days)
  • Have no outstanding Dean of Students Office short term emergency loan
  • Have no outstanding balance with the Office of the Bursar (the short-term loan cannot be applied to outstanding University bills)

To Apply:

Submit a completed Short Term Loan Application along with any relevant documents to the Dean of Students Office email at from a UMass student email.