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Early Action

Financial aid awards for fall 2024

For the 2024-25 aid year, it will be easier for families to complete the FAFSA with the streamlined FAFSA application. UMassD anticipates sending first-year student awards letters in late April/early May. Returning students can still expect their initial award letters in late May/early June.

Apply by November 15

When you apply Early Action, there are distinct advantages.

5 reasons to apply early action

  1. Receive your acceptance letter in December.
  2. Be able to secure your admissions-based scholarships and grants when you are accepted.
  3. Have the option to apply for all forms of financial aid: complete the FAFSA by November 15 & receive a decision as early as January.
  4. Gain an advantage when applying to our most competitive programs such as nursing, biology, psychology, and engineering.
  5. Enjoy the rest of your senior year knowing you are all set to attend college.
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