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Summer Financial Aid

Planning to take classes this summer? Applications for summer financial aid are now available on our Forms page. 

Have you checked your SPIRE To Do List?

Incomplete SPIRE To Do's:

  • Stop the processing of your financial aid application.
  • Stop financial aid & loans from crediting your student account.

Follow up and complete your  SPIRE To Do's today!

Alternative Loan Options

Alternative education loans are credit-based consumer loans that can be used to pay any post-secondary education-related expenses. Before considering alternative loan borrowing, you should first apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid, including federal student loans. And use alternative loans only as a last resort to pay for college costs. File a FAFSA first. Go to for more information.

Financial Aid Services and COVID_19

♦ Financial Aid Services receives a very high volume of calls and emails, especially around the start of each semester. You may experience long wait times when calling our office and while awaiting a response to an email.

Our counseling and customer service staff can be reached by phone at 413-545-0801 from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday. We can also be reached by email at

In-Person Document Drop Off and Pick Up

Documents may be picked up or dropped off at Financial Aid Services from 11am to 3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students and families should use this option only if their documents cannot be completed via fax or email. Visitors should enter using the doors on the west side of the Whitmore Building. Metered parking is available in lot 71, also on the west side of the building.

Federal Work-Study and Remote Work

Students with Federal Work-Study who are interested in pursuing University work for the academic year will be allowed to work remotely, as long as the job tasks can be performed remotely, and there is documented supervision. If you have been hired for the fall semester and are a first-time University employee, click here for the University hiring documents.

Student Employment Office

The Undergraduate Student Employment Office (SEO) provides a listing service with a wide variety of student jobs.

Student Scholarships

Current and prospective students can search through a listing of scholarships that are independent of the FAFSA.