Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

The University of Massachusetts system (UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell) will charge in-state tuition to all Mount Ida students who are citizens and permanent U.S. residents. The respective in-state tuition rate at each campus is determined annually. Each campus will maintain an in-state tuition student status for the Mount Ida students for a period of six semesters. Mount Ida students must matriculate at one of the UMass system campuses by September 1, 2018.

UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell commit to supporting Mount Ida transfer students with financial aid awards provided they matriculate by September 1, 2018. The awarding of financial aid is subject to the usual provision of FAFSA information (students need to have their FAFSA provided to the campus they are applying for transfer admission) and individual family financial needs.

All four campuses intend to provide their normal financial aid packages to Mount Ida students who apply by the respective deadlines listed on this website, despite the fact that these deadlines have been extended past their normal span. Once students receive their financial aid package, any questions or appeals regarding their package should be referred to the respective Financial Aid Office (See contact information in the Resource Guide).

UMass Lowell will provide a merit award in the amount of $2,500 per year for in-state students who have a 3.0 GPA at admission and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in subsequent semesters. This merit award is renewable for up to three years (or six semesters), provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher and completes the degree within five years of the date of admission.

UMass Lowell will provide Mount Ida students who live in UML dormitories with a $1,000 per term housing scholarship for one year. Beyond this, normal room and board charges will be maintained.