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Our priority: Students

Students come to UMass Dartmouth determined make a difference, to seek answers to questions about the world around them. They are motivated to make their communities better places. They are driven to succeed.

You can help them maintain that momentum.

Through the Access to Excellence campaign, you can help ensure that our students are able to return to UMassD and continue their pursuit of answers. Donations to Access to Excellence will support student financial aid in direct response to the financial hardships affecting many UMassD families.

Currently, UMass Dartmouth students rely heavily on financial aid:

  • 89% of students—over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students—apply for financial aid
  • 43% of financial aid packages awarded to students include unrestricted financial aid
  • The average gap between tuition and financial aid package is approximately $5,500
  • Approximately 1,000 academically qualified students are unable to re-enroll each year because of past due balances 

Today’s economic situation—with job loss and a host of financial insecurities—makes that need even greater. The very futures of many UMass Dartmouth students remain questionable. They have difficult decisions to make about their educational futures. Some may be forced to delay enrollment or even withdraw from UMass Dartmouth.

The Corsair Fund’s Access to Excellence campaign seeks to raise money for financial aid. Access to Excellence will help meet the increased financial aid needs of our students, which will ensure that as many of them as possible will be able to continue their educations at UMass Dartmouth.

About The Corsair Fund

Through The Corsair Fund, our annual giving program, loyal donors provide critical support that is readily available to relive the University’s current needs. Your annual gifts go directly to our most immediate budget needs—student financial aid, essential academic resources, student programs, and many other elements that create a student’s experience at UMassD.

Today, The Corsair Fund focuses its attention on a most urgent need—ensuring that students have the financial support to return to UMassD. Gifts to the Access to Excellence campaign will fund student financial aid.

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