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Waivable Fees

Health Insurance 

Massachusetts state law requires that all students be enrolled in a student health insurance program that meets the comparable benefits established by the state of Massachusetts. You may waive coverage if you have this coverage under a comparable benefit plan.

How to Waive a Health Plan:

Once you complete the online waiver process, you can see the charge removed on your Account Summary. View more on Health Insurance.


The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, student-directed, student-funded, nonpartisan advocacy organization working on environmental, consumer, higher education, voter registration, and hunger and homelessness issues. MASSPIRG student chapters across the state pool resources through a waivable fee each semester and hire professional staff to work with students on these issues. UMass Lowell students have voted to fund a MASSPIRG chapter on campus. Therefore, all students are assessed the $11 waivable charge each semester. Volunteer, leadership, and internship opportunities are available for students on campus. For more information about MASSPIRG, visit MASSPIRG.ORG.


The sustainability fee is utilized to advance UMass Lowell's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The fund supports opportunities that enrich sustainability focused teaching and research. It also supports campus projects aligned with UMass Lowell's commitment to carbon neutrality by promoting programs and activities that engage students and the campus community around sustainability.

How to Waive the Sustainability Fee:

  • Through SiS, access your Student Center page and the Student Financial Center link.
  • Click on Waivable Fees, Sustainability Fee.
  • Follow the step-by-step waive process.
  • You must complete this online waiver process every semester you are enrolled.

Once you complete the online waiver process, you can see the charge removed on your Account Summary.