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File your FAFSA

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

Founders' Scholarship

The four-year scholarship covers full tuition and fees, as well as food and housing for high-achieving first-year students from Massachusetts. Learn more about the Founders' Scholarship at UMass Dartmouth.

Basic Eligibility

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking or eligible certificate program at least half-time
  • Making satisfactory academic progress in a program of study
  • Not in default on any federal educational loans or have not borrowed more than federal limits allow
  • Do not owe a refund on any federal educational grant
  • Are registered with Selective Service (if required)
  • Have a social security number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Cost of Attendance

Review the cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students.

Dependency Status

Determine if you should file your FAFSA as a dependent or independent student.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Your EFC is determined by the data supplied on your FAFSA.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid each year.

Special Circumstances

If you or your family experience a financial change, your circumstances may be reviewed.

Summer Financial Aid

You may be eligible to receive financial aid for summer courses.