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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will send you important notifications to the personal email address or mobile number on file until you are enrolled in classes. It is important you check this personal email account regularly and keep it up to date. If you need to make changes, you can update your email address online.

Health Forms

All required health forms and information about immunization requirements are available online through Health Services.

Financial Aid

Our financial aid guide is filled with information on types of aid, eligibility, smart borrowing and options for financing your education at UMass Lowell.

Financial Aid Awards

Information about financial aid awards is sent separately by the Financial Aid Office. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial assistance. Students admitted through Early Action who have completed their FAFSA will receive their award notification starting in January. Students admitted through Regular Decision with a completed FAFSA by March 1 will receive their award notification by the end of March. Financial aid award notifications are sent electronically to the student’s personal email address.

Financial Aid Verification

Verification is the process to confirm the accuracy of the data reported on the FAFSA. If you are selected for verification, you will receive an email with instructions to log in to your Financial Aid Portal to submit required documents. It is important that this is completed as soon as possible.

Placement Testing

The Department of Higher Education requires all public institutions of higher education to assess the foundation skills of incoming freshmen for placement into the appropriate courses their first semester at the university. Placement testing is done prior to orientation.


The Office of Residence Life is committed to making a student's first-year experience as comfortable as possible. Most of our students opt to live in an LLC (Living Learning Community), which provides an excellent opportunity for students to connect with their faculty and students who share similar academic interests. After submitting an enrollment deposit and receiving login credentials, all full- and part-time matriculated students are welcome to apply for campus housing through our housing portal. More information is available on the Residence Life website.

Meal Plans

Dining options include semester plans, block meals and our own dining currency, River Hawk Dollars. On-campus venues include all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, grab ‘n’ go retail locations and national chains such as Subway and Starbucks. Visit Dining Services for more information.

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Students with Disabilities

Students eligible for services under the Americans with Disabilities Act should register with the Office of Student Disability Services before the start of classes (or before orientation if you need special accommodations during assessment testing).

Tuition and Billing

Tuition for the first semester is due before the start of classes. You should receive email notification of your first tuition bill in July (fall semester). All bills are posted online and accessible in .pdf format through the student information system (SiS). You will be notified through your student email account when a new bill has been generated.

Monthly Payment Plans

A 10-, eight- or six-month payment plan allows students and families to pay the full year’s tuition, fees and room and board charges in smaller, more affordable payments. There are no finance charges or interest charges. There is a non-refundable $35 enrollment fee per semester.

Health Insurance

State law requires students to have health insurance. All enrolled students must complete the online student health insurance selection, which includes a waiver process for eligible students.


Discover unique opportunities for involvement and leadership on campus. The Engage platform allows students to explore clubs and organizations and their planned activities and events throughout the academic year.

Parking on Campus

Any student may bring a car to campus by applying for a parking sticker and paying all relevant fees. Visit Parking Services for information.


With UShare, students may grant parents, guardians and family members access to their SiS accounts. The student’s designee(s) will have access to areas of the student’s record for which they have been authorized, including the eBill and online tuition payment system. Students may add or remove guest access at any time.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Office provides technical infrastructure and support to all members of campus. We offer a wide variety of services for students, which can be accessed through our IT website and at Tech Services.

Family Programs

Families are often their student's primary support system, and Family Programs is here to help that support system be the very best it can. We help keep families informed and engaged with the UMass Lowell community.

You can update your family email address anytime to receive notifications about family program activities.

Personal Safety

Safety at UMass Lowell goes well beyond the “blue light” phones and closed-circuit cameras you might have seen on a tour. We have interconnected teams working in the background at all times to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our university community.