Continuing your education can change your life, career and your family's future. That's why affordability is at the core of UMass Lowell's mission. In addition to low tuition rates, UMass Lowell offers over 500 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, making it easier to attain your educational goals.

Scholarships at a Glance


Average Undergraduate Scholarship and Grant Aid Available Annually


Average Graduate Scholarship and Grant Aid Available Annually


Percent of Online Learners that Receive Federal Financial Assistance

UMass Lowell Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to support graduate and undergraduate students completing degree programs through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies. Complete the application in the River Hawk Scholarship Portal, and you will automatically be matched to the scholarships for which you are qualified. The scholarship application period extends from the first week of February through the first week of April. To qualify for need-based scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA. However, submitting a FAFSA is not a requirement to apply for merit-based scholarships on the RiverHawk Scholarship Portal.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Private Scholarships

UMass Lowell has identified private scholarship opportunities for which our students may be qualified. Follow UML Scholarships on Instagram and UML Scholarships on Twitter to learn when application periods open for private scholarship opportunities, which can vary throughout the year.

ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships

The Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Honor Society grants more than 20 scholarships totaling over $50,000 to inducted undergraduate online students each year. Students inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society are eligible to apply.

Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Veterans' Course Scholarship

Veterans enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program are eligible for a $300 scholarship. The scholarship can be applied once to reduce the cost of a single course. Applications will be evaluated by the Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Scholarship Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, online students qualify for scholarships. You can explore all scholarships on the River Hawk Scholarship Portal, but online students qualify for many other scholarships not provided by GPS (Online and Professional Studies). When you apply on the portal, you will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which you are qualified.
Many types of scholarships are available to students, and not all require high academic achievement. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who stand out for academic excellence, while many other scholarships are awarded to UMass Lowell students based on need or other qualifying factors.
No, unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be paid back.
Yes, you may qualify for and receive more than one scholarship.
If you receive a scholarship through the River Hawk Scholarship Portal, you will be alerted over the summer. Notifications are sent during June and July.