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Financial Aid Services

File your FAFSA

File your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

Policy reinstatement effective Fall 2022

Students awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) for the full academic year may opt to only use the portion of the award for the spring semester. To defer your FWS until the spring semester, complete the 2023-2024 Federal Work Study Deferment Form (PDF)  and submit it to the Student Service Center (SSC) inquiry form by October 6, 2023. Failure to submit a deferral request by the deadline will result in the cancellation of your entire FWS award.

Your UMass Dartmouth education is an investment in your future. We can help you finance your education through a variety of programs—from grants and scholarships to loans and student employment.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on October 1. While there is no deadline to applying for financial aid at UMass Dartmouth, the university awards institutional funds on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who file the FAFSA using our school code (002210) by April 1 are given priority for all funds available. After April 1, awards will be on a funds-available basis.

You are encouraged to file your FAFSA as early as possible for maximum aid. Keep in mind that many private and state programs use March 1 as the FAFSA deadline for applying. Please check with your private or state program filing requirements and deadlines. If this is your first time applying for aid, you may want to calculate your estimated cost of attendance with our net price calculator.

Student to-do items

How to access your personalized checklist of financial aid items.

Learn more about Financial Aid

Applying for Aid

Information about applying for aid, your eligibility, and FAFSA.

Maintaining Aid

Repeated coursework policy, satisfactory academic progress, withdrawal process, and verification policy.

Forms & Instructions

Forms and instructions related to applying for, receiving, and maintaining aid.


Learn more about available grant programs.


Our main loan opportunities are from federal loan programs. We also participate in a variety of private loan programs.


Apply for merit- and need-based scholarships.

Student Employment

Help finance your education with work-study and non-work study opportunities.

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Payment Plan

Bursar's Office: Learn more about UMassD's payment plan.