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Financial aid

Your UMass Dartmouth education is an investment in your future. There are a number of ways to finance your education including grants, scholarships, and loans. Your workplace may offer reimbursement for education if you check with the Human Resources Department where you work.

To be eligible for grants and loans, students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be taking at least 6 credits per semester.

FAFSA application

You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to receive UMassD need-based education loans and grants. You must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program, and taking at least 6 credits per semester. 

By submitting your completed FAFSA, you may be eligible for a number of need-based grants or loans. Learn more about need-based aid.

Ryan David Reaves Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is specifically identified for online undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program. Read more to see eligibility requirements.

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has scholarships available for Nursing students in online programs. Learn more about these opportunities.

Success by Degrees Program

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will award qualified Massachusetts community college graduates a tuition credit for online courses while completing an online bachelor’s degree. This program recognizes the outstanding achievements completed at the community college. Supported by the Department of Online and Continuing Education, this program will provide some financial relief while completing your degree. For more information.

Tuition Reimbursement

Your company or organization may offer educational benefits. Check with your human resource department to determine if you may be eligible. 

Private loans

Online and continuing education students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be taking at least 6 credits per semester to be eligible for a private loan. Learn more about private loans

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