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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 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

Submit your intent to enroll form and enrollment deposit via the Admitted Student portal. Your $300 enrollment deposit will be credited toward your Fall 2023 semester bill. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable.

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

Once your enrollment deposit is processed, you'll receive information on how to activate your account, the portal, and more. You’ll need your student ID (listed on your acceptance letter) and will also need to set up multifactor authentication with the Duo mobile app to activate your account.

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.

2023 Orientation: August 22-25

Campus Tours

We are now scheduling in-person tours of UMass Law. Schedule your visit and see why we offer an ideal location.

Still Deciding?

We're here to answer your questions—contact the Admissions Office at or 508.985.1110. You can also speak to a current student about their experience. Email and learn firsthand what it's like to be a student at UMass Law. 

Why UMass Law?

Reasons to choose UMass Law

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Career success

UMass Law led Tim Federico, JD '16 to his career as a criminal prosecutor. What path will you choose?

Student support

The supportive community at UMass Law made a huge difference for part-time student and single mother Christina Suh, JD '20.

Student resources

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