Financial Aid

UMass Lowell Online Financial Aid Student with Family

Financial Aid

Making High-Quality Education Highly Affordable

Complete the FAFSA

Making High-Quality Education Highly Affordable

Complete the FAFSA
UMass Lowell's School Code: 002161
As a UMass Lowell student, you'll benefit from a return on investment that is among the highest in New England for public institutions. That's because our online tuition rates are among the lowest in the country, and on-campus tuition is about half the cost of private colleges in the area. Plus, you can take advantage of financial aid opportunities to make your education even more affordable, including:

Average Annual Scholarship and Grant Aid Available

Undergraduate Students $1,005,000
Graduate Students $500,000

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To qualify for free aid (grants and scholarships) or borrow money to pay for college (student loans), you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

While grants and scholarships may only be applied toward the cost of tuition, federal financial assistance can be used to cover a wide array of costs while you are in school, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Print and digital textbooks
  • Lab and technology costs
  • Living expenses

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Information for Anyone Receiving Financial Aid

You will be notified of your financial aid award via the Financial Aid Award Letter. Your initial award is based on part-time enrollment (6–8 credits). If your enrollment is other than part-time, you should notify our office. Revisions to your financial aid awards will be made at the end of the add/drop period.