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 2018 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
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.
- More about housing at UMass Dartmouth
- Contact the Office of Housing: 508.999.8140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many law students take advantage of nearby off-campus housing options.
- Off-campus housing
- Additional resources: Contact Admissions at 508.985.1110 or email@example.com
Financing your law school education
Financial aid for law school includes:
- 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
Payment plan - Break your educational costs into monthly payments with Tuition Management Systems
Financial aid eligibility
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
Activate your UMassD account
After you have paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account. 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 and financial aid status.
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.
Student health insurance/immunizations
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all students enrolled at least three-quarter (¾) time in institutions of higher education must participate in a student health insurance program or have comparable coverage in another health benefits program. All students should either enroll or waive the insurance by the due date indicated on your electronic student invoice.
Immunizations: If you are a full-time or resident student, to comply with our health requirements, you must submit a health form, immunization record and a waiver if you’re not receiving the meningitis vaccine. The immunization forms can be completed online or by using the health form.
New Student Orientation
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.
We will email all entering, first year students an orientation packet in July. The schedule provides many formal and informal opportunities to meet faculty, staff, upper level students and your future classmates.