Grants and tuition credits are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students
  • For 2017-2018, awards range from $593 to $5,920 depending on eligibility

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled in 6 credits or more
  • Awards range from $200 to $4,000, depending on available funds and number of eligible applicants

Federal Teach Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the university
  • Provides up to $4,000 per year
  • Available to eligible graduate students who agree to serve as a full-time, highly-qualified teacher in a high-need subject area in a designated low-income school for at least 4 years within 8 years of graduating
  • Applicants must meet certain academic achievement requirements (i.e. maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
  • May need to be repaid if student does not fulfill teacher service agreement

For additional information contact Traci Almeida, Graduate Admissions Coordinator: talmeida@umassd.edu or 508.999.8098

Massachusetts Grant (MassGrant) Program

  • State funded grant program administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time (12+ credits) who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • FAFSA must be filed each year by May 1

Mass Part-time Grant

  • State funded grant program administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need and available funds
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled in 6-11 credits who are a legal resident of Massachusetts

Need-based Tuition Credit

  • State funded program administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled 6 credits or more who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • University Extension courses are not covered by this program

Massachusetts Access Grant

  • State funded program administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolledat least half-time who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • University Extension courses are not covered by this program

University Grant

  • Institutional grant administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time
  • University Extension courses are not covered by this program

University Extension Grant

  • Institutional grant administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students in the Connect program enrolled at least half-time