Upon acceptance, our office will reach out to you via your personal email address within 5 business days. You will be required to upload documents to our iStart Portal. For more information, please visit Receiving your Visa Document.
Your visa document will be processed within 5-7 business days from the date the ISSO receives all your required documents. We will be in touch if any further information is required or if there is an issue with the documentation.
For a breakdown of fees (i.e. tuition, housing, etc.) please click on the links below:
(Although the Estimate of Expenses only refers to one academic year, it is the expectation of the U.S. government and of UMass Lowell that you have the ability to fund the duration of your academic program.)
Please note that on-campus jobs are scarce and off-campus work authorization is very restrictive for international students. In order to even be considered for off-campus work authorization through the issuance of a new Form I-20 or Form DS-2019, you will have to:
We ask you to come financially prepared. Registration holds will be placed on students owing more than $1,000. Since international students are legally required to maintain full-time status in order to maintain their legal non-immigrant student status, it is crucial to be able to be fully registered by the first day of classes of each fall and spring semester. Failure to do so will cause automatic termination of their legal status in the U.S.
There are currently no scholarships available through the International Students & Scholars Office. Students may check with international and local organizations for scholarship opportunities. Contacting organizations that share your interests or experiences (i.e., religious organizations that you have been a member of, ethnic or cultural organizations, community or international service groups) is recommended. Use scholarship and grant search engines to find other sources of financial aid. If you are an incoming undergraduate student, you may wish to check with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on any academic scholarship opportunities, but usually this would have been awarded to you at the time of acceptance and listed on your acceptance letter.
For more information, please see our Financial Resources page.
Funding for Graduate Students is dependent upon funds available within each program. Please contact your Graduate Program Coordinator regarding this. A complete list is available at Graduate Coordinators page.
You will receive additional information via email on the check in process for new international students. This information is usually included with your visa document.
For billing questions please refer to: My Bill.
To request on-campus housing through the office of Residence Life please visit our Residence Life Page.
The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) does not assist students in finding housing. We do, however, provide all accepted students a Pre-Arrival Guide that lists Rental Agencies and Websites. The Pre-Arrival guide can be found on our Pre-Arrival Page.
New undergraduate FRESHMAN students must complete their assessment testing prior to course selection. Signing up for the test can be done at Orientation Page.
For Transfer Students, you can complete the Online Transfer Registration process, or the on-campus process – your information is on the bottom half of the Student-Transfer Page.
New Graduate Students should check in with their Graduate Coordinator for assistance on first semester registration selection: