Short Term Loan Program

The Dean of Students Office will extend short-term loans to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students for temporary financial emergencies, hardship, and/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 Bursar’s office.

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 a means and plan of repayment within the established due date (typically 30 days)

  • Have no outstanding Dean of Students short term emergency loan

  • Have no outstanding balance with the Bursar’s Office (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.