Managing your money is a learned skill that’ll benefit you for the rest of your life. One of the best money-management steps you can take at UMass is learning which finance-related offices and resources can support your journey and provide clarity when needed. Think of this list as your financial support team. In other words, we're here to help. Reach out to us!
Your Financial Support Team
Office of the Bursar
The Office of the Bursar oversees information and processes related to tuition and fees, billing and bill payment, and taxes. Throughout your time at UMass, be in touch with the Office of the Bursar if you have any questions, at all, about your bill or the process of paying it.
Financial Aid Services
Financial Aid Services will guide you and support you when navigating financial aid, scholarships, work study, student employment, and cost calculation. The Financial Aid Services website has a ton of resources that staff are happy to help you make the most of.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office provides support when students are experiencing financial stress. Micro-grants, short-term loans, and campus supply closets are available to students who need them!
Smart About Money (SAM)
Smart About Money is a collective of undergrad students who are committed to teaching you all about managing your finances. Learn more about SAM by:
- Following SAM on Instagram for regular tips and advice
- Taking a look at the SAM blog, which updates with new posts regularly
- Connecting with a SAM Peer Financial Educator for a 30-minute coaching session
- Watching any of the following presentations:
Your financial support team can help set you up for success both at UMass and beyond graduation. Reach out to learn more about how each office can support your financial journey.
How can I keep track of my borrowing history and information?
Log into SPIRE and navigate to Main Menu>Finances>View Financial Aid>My Debt Center. The page will contain information and resources about the student loans you have borrowed while attending UMass.
Where can I learn more about funding for college?
Check out the UMass Financial Aid TV video collection.
Who can I talk to about paying for college next semester?
Reach out to Financial Aid Services to explore your options for paying for college next semester.
How do I start with budgeting?
There are several budgeting tools. The key is to find the one that works for you. Whether paper, a phone app, or an electronic document, create a budget and stick to it. See our college budget worksheet.