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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paying for College

UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education through a competitive price and the availability of financial aid. From helping you maximize your credits to awarding you significant credits for your life, work, and training experience, the UWW Degree Completion Program is here to help you save time and money on your degree. 

Ways We Help You Save 

  • Maximizing your transfer credits and your UMass Amherst credits.
  • Awarding you up to 30 UMass credits for your prior learning portfolio—for a fraction of the cost of course credits. 
  • Giving credits towards your degree for certifications and trainings
  • Charging $390 per credit for the courses you need to complete—A competitive price and a great value.

Tuition and Fees

First Year Costs

Here are the estimated, average costs for your first year as a UWW Degree Completion Program student, taking two courses in the first semester and two in the second. Although most students take two courses per semester to qualify for financial aid, you are welcome to take as few or as many as you want. You also have the option of taking additional winter and summer session courses.  

Types of Financial Aid

Most UWW Degree Completion Program students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for many types of aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits, or employer reimbursement. In addition to general UMass scholarships, we have a number of scholarships available just for adult students like you.

Apply for Financial Aid

To be eligible for federal financial aid, you will need to enroll in at least 6 credits per semester and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The UMass Amherst school code is 002221.

To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit Financial Aid Services or call 413-545-0801.

For International Students

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal financial aid. Learn more about financial aid for international students and visit EducationUSA for guidance on how to find scholarships and other sources of financial aid.