Applying for Aid


FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the only application required to apply for need-based financial aid at UMass Dartmouth. Based on the information provided on your FAFSA, we will determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Applicants & current students: You may begin submitting your FAFSA to the Department of Education on October 1 for the 2017-2018 aid year. 

Applicants who have filled out the FAFSA for 2016-2017 will want to ensure that they utilize the same income information for 2017-2018.

What do I need to complete the FAFSA?

UMass Dartmouth's Federal School Code: 002210

Priority Deadline

March 1 is UMass Dartmouth’s priority deadline for FAFSA filing. FAFSA materials received by this date allow maximum consideration for need-based aid: grants, loans, and student employment.