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 Summer Scholarship

In addition to the many scholarship opportunities outlined below, UMass Lowell is also offering scholarships this summer to help you keep your education, and your future, on track. Learn More »

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. Please see the River Hawks Scholarship Portal to learn about the application period each Spring. 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.

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.

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