Financial Aid and Expenses

The Financial Aid Office is responsible for awarding financial aid to all students attending classes at University of Massachusetts Global. Information and application materials are available at every University of Massachusetts Global campus. Counselors at each campus have been expressly trained and work closely with the Financial Aid Office to ensure that all University of Massachusetts Global students are well served. All students who need financial assistance are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure  

To submit an application, students need only complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit it to the federal processor. Californians who are undergraduates also are urged to complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2, 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year.

When completing the FAFSA, please indicate “University of Massachusetts Global” in the section of the FAFSA that asks you about the schools to which you would like to apply. The University of Massachusetts Global Office of Postsecondary Education identification number (OPE ID) is 041618.

The preferential filing date for submitting the FAFSA is eight weeks prior to the start of a student’s first session of attendance within an academic year. Every effort will be made to assist those who apply after the preferential filing date; however, disbursement of assistance may be delayed, and funds may be exhausted in some grant programs.

The federal government may require additional documentation from financial aid applicants, such as copies of IRS income tax transcripts. The government and the Financial Aid Office will notify students who need to provide additional documents.

Students must be admitted to a University of Massachusetts Global degree program or teaching credential program in order to receive financial aid. Financial assistance is also available for the following certificate programs: Applied Behavior Analysis; Economic Development Using Location Intelligence; Emergency Management Using GIS; Geospatial Marketing Analysis; GIS and Data Analytics; Healthcare Administration; Human Resources; Paralegal; Public and Nonprofit Leadership; Spatial Social Sciences.

Federal Student Aid

Federal financial aid programs consist of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal Direct PLUS Loans.

State of California Student Aid

The State of California provides Cal Grants to financially and academically eligible undergraduates and to teaching credential students who received Cal Grants as undergraduates.