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FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the only application required to apply for need-based financial aid at UMass Dartmouth.

Before applying, request a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password for you and a parent/guardian.

UMass Dartmouth's Federal School Code: 002210

Priority Deadline

March 1 is UMass Dartmouth’s priority deadline for FAFSA filing. FAFSA materials received after this date place a student in jeopardy of not being awarded institutional need based dollars including University Grant.

Basic Eligibility

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must meet eligibility requirements.

Helpful Tips

  • Be aware of deadlines. Do not wait to be accepted for admission. Complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Priority consideration deadline is March 1.
  • Keep a file for your records of all financial aid materials. Keep copies of all documents including the FAFSA.
  • Respond promptly to all requests for information. If additional documentation is required, your application file cannot be completed until we have received and reviewed requested documents.
  • Be sure your name and student ID are on all correspondence.
  • Notify Financial Aid Services in writing of all outside scholarships, awards, additional resources, or unique family circumstances.

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