Although students may face many challenges during their academic career, the inability to fund an education should never be a barrier.
That's why UMass will dedicate a record $311 million of its own funds to student scholarships, up nearly $20 million from last year. In total, students at UMass are expected to receive $885 million in financial aid this year, and every single in-state student with determined financial need received financial aid.
In fact, financial aid has increased during both years of Marty Meehan's presidency, which began in 2015. "As a UMass graduate who worked my way through school, I'm extremely mindful of the financial pressures that students and their families feel - pressures that are even more acute today than they were in the past," President Meehan said.
This increase in aid reflects the University’s ongoing effort to make a world-class UMass education affordable and accessible in an increasingly challenging financial climate. UMass is resolutely committed to ensuring that qualified students — regardless of their financial means — have access to the transformative opportunities a UMass education has to offer.