Financial Resources

Financial Support

Many colleges and departments offer limited, one-time assistance for students facing unforeseen financial hardships. If you are experiencing financial hardship, students should first contact their degree program manager or advisor for department/college level financial assistance.

  • For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    • Dean of Students Office Microgrant
      • A $500 (lifetime total of $1000) intended for use during unexpected financial hardship
    • Dean of Students Office Short Term Loan
      • A $500 (undergraduate) or $1000 (graduate student) loan intended for temporary financial emergencies. Visit the link above for more details.
    • Student Parent Programs
      • Limited family grants and childcare subsidies for student parents. Visit the link for details.
    • Off Campus Student Center
      • Students can access advice and assistance navigating unexpected costs and receive support from knowledgeable administrative staff.
    • Student Care Supply Closet
      • The Student Care Supply Closet provides free non-perishable personal use and household items to students facing economic hardship. Visit the link for more information.
  • Graduate Students

  • International Undergraduate and Graduate Students under UMass immigration sponsorship (i.e. F-1 or J-1 visas)