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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Community Resources

Active Military and Veterans

Connect with Veteran Services and learn what supports are available to you. 


Child Care 

If you live in Massachusetts and are enrolled in at least six credits per semester (fall and spring), you may be eligible for the CCAMPIS program, which covers up to 90% of child care costs. Regardless of where you live, after you have received your financial aid award, you may submit an appeal to Financial Aid Services requesting a loan to cover child care expenses. Such appeals take up to six weeks to process.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Learn about the university's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and explore resources, some of which are available to online students such as the Stonewall Center and the Center for Women and Community. 

First Generation 

Over forty percent of UWW Degree Completion Program students are First Generation, which means that their parents did not graduate from a 4-year college. First Gen students bring important insights, questions and worries to the college experience. This is especially true for returning adult students.

To support you on this journey, we offer guidance from expert faculty and staff, over a third of whom are also First Gen, as well as a First Gen Facebook group for you to connect with fellow First Gen peers.


Friends of UWW

Led by UWW Degree Completion Program alumni, Friends of UWW is a group of alumni, students, staff, and current and retired faculty committed to expanding awareness about the opportunities offed by the program, raising scholarship funds, and providing mentorship. You can reach them through the the Friends of UWW Facebook group or at @email.

UWW on Facebook

The UWW Degree Completion Program's official Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest and connect with other students. To make sure you don't miss our posts, change your follow settings to "favorites."