To see the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the UMass Amherst Office of the Bursar. There you can learn about Resident and Non-Resident tuition, the New England Regional Program tuition, and any applicable fees.
To apply for graduate financial aid at UMass Amherst you only need to complete one form – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called FAFSA. The Graduate Financial Aid office will use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal, state and university aid programs.
Graduate assistantships are available for students accepted into the program. General information about assistantships can be obtained by visiting the Graduate Assistantship Office website.
Most Graduate Assistantships carry a waiver of tuition, a waiver of many of the fees, and a stipend of $4,324.40 per semester for a 10-hour-per-week position.
When invited for an admissions interview, more information will be provided regarding the selection process for Assistantships. It is recommended, however, that a student plan and prepare to attend the University of Massachusetts without a graduate assistantship.
Graduate applicants are also strongly advised to apply for other national fellowships-Ford Foundation, Javits Fellows, NSF Fellowships, and those provided by national professional organizations. The University participates in Project 1000 (National Hispanic name exchange), GEM (for those interested in science and engineering), and the National Physical Science Consortium, and strongly encourages McNair Scholars to apply. For further information, contact the OGSRR at the above address.
Military Financial Benefits
Active military and U.S. veterans may waive the application fee. Before applying to the program, send an email requesting an application fee waiver. After you receive an email confirmation, submit your application.
UMass Amherst has a dedicated Veteran Services Office to assist you with your military benefits and available tuition assistance.