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Admitted Students

Welcome to UMass Law from Julie Cahill, Assistant Dean of Students.

We look forward to welcoming you to the UMass Law campus in Fall 2021 as you begin your legal education. Whether you are an admitted or deposited student, this page will serve as a resource as you complete the next steps to enroll and matriculate at UMass Law.  

Your steps to enrolling

Accept your offer of admission

When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and send in your $300 enrollment deposit, this amount will be credited toward your Fall 2021 semester bill.

Deposits are non-refundable.

  • Online: make your enrollment deposit online
  • By mail: mail your check with the Enrollment Reservation Form included in your acceptance packet to:
    UMass Law Admissions Department
    333 Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

Next, housing

UMass Law reserves a number of rooms for law students in the graduate housing area on the UMass Dartmouth campus, located a short distance from UMass Law. The Woodlands community features apartment-style accommodations. Shuttle transportation is provided between both campuses. Every effort is made to house law students together; early reservation is encouraged.

Many law students take advantage of nearby off-campus housing options.

Your finances

Financial aid for law school includes:

  • Scholarships
  • Public Interest Law Fellowships
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans - $20,500 annual maximum
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans - up to cost of attendance - available via your COIN account
  • Private educational loans

Tuition & fees

Book Voucher Information

Payment plan - Break your educational costs into monthly payments with Tuition Management Systems

Learn more about financial aid

 

To be eligible for financial aid, you must:

  • Be enrolled at least half–time: 6 credits for fall or spring; 3 credits for summer session
  • Have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the current academic year

How to apply for financial aid

 

Your account

Soon after submitting your enrollment deposit, look for an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account; the subject line will be "UMassD Logon Account Activation."

The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our "myUMassD" portal, and our "COIN" student information system. It is different from the ID and password you’ve used as an applicant to check application status, financial aid status or to pay your deposit.

You will not receive your email to activate your account until you have paid your deposit.

Once you've activated your account, you should regularly access our new student portal, found in your sites on the myumassd portal, for important information, dates, and resources.

You're almost done

Your admission and enrollment is contingent upon our receipt of official transcripts from all your previous academic work (undergraduate, graduate and professional). The official transcript from your degree granting institution must show your final grades and the award of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Submission of these items through the Law School Admission Services as part of your CAS report satisfies this requirement.

All entering students are required to participate in the Law School’s new student orientation program. Our goal during orientation is to introduce you to the fundamental skills that you will need as you begin your legal education at UMass Law. Part-time evening and weekend students, please note that some of the Orientation takes place during the weekday so we want you to be able to plan accordingly and in advance so that you are able to attend these required sessions.

2021 Orientation: TBA

Take a virtual tour of UMass Law

Take a virtual tour of the UMass Law campus and facilities led by Melissa Costa, Assistant Director of Admissions and Dean Eric Mitnick. Explore the area around campus with the UMass Law campus map.

Still Deciding?

We're here to answer your questions—contact the Admissions Office at lawadmissions@umassd.edu or 508-985-1110. You can also speak to a current student about their experience. Email lawstudent@umassd.edu and learn firsthand what it's like to be a student at UMass Law. 

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Career success

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Student support

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Student resources

More information

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You will be prompted for your user name and password. If you encounter problems, contact: lawadmissions@umassd.edu