Resources for Graduate Students

Financial Aid
Teaching and research assistantships are available and are assigned by the department. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for application information. Check out Financial Aid for more information on assistance for graduate students.

International Students
Visa Information, as well as important information regarding maintaining active student status, is available through the International Students and Scholars Office.


As you may know, finding housing in Lowell can be challenging. Our experience is that students who start the process early are able to locate affordable housing within a reasonable distance from campus. The ideal way to obtain housing is to visit over the summer and make arrangements at that time. If you have further questions please contact the Residence Life at 978-934-5160

ID/Parking Stickers
Please visit UCard, Access & Parking Services for questions regarding obtaining an student ID and parking sticker. 

Student Health Services
All full-time graduate students (9 credits or more) are required to have health insurance. Full-time graduate students also need to provide immunization records and a recent physical (within 12 months). Part-time graduate students are not required to submit such medical records.  Students taking all of their classes online do not have to submit health records. However, Massachusetts residents taking online classes are required to show evidence of health insurance. For more information, contact Student Health Services at 978-934-4991. 

Hours are posted on UMass Lowell Bookstores.

Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding tuition cost, billing and refund policy. 

In addition to housing extensive collections, UMass Lowell’s two libraries provide electronic access to more than 300 databases, more than 28,000 journals and ninety computer workstations.  Remote computer access is available for all students both on and off campus.

Computer & Email
Every student is issued computer and email accounts by the University. There are multimedia labs and distance learning classrooms across the campus.  The University of Massachusetts Lowell makes hundreds of workstations, PCs, and terminals available to students, all connected to multiple servers via a state-of-the-art network structure. The campus is completely wireless. For assistance contact the Help Desk at 978-934-4357 (ext. HELP) or

Graduate Student Association
Our Graduate Student Association and international student clubs offer a calendar of social and cultural events. The organization also allocates funding for dissertation research and for travel to research conferences.