FAFSA Simplification

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is now available. Schools will not receive FAFSA information until March. Please visit our overview of FAFSA Simplification for more information.

Financial Aid Updates for Fall 2024

The Financial Aid Office at UMass Lowell has started to award admitted fall 2024 as of early May. We continue to process data as we receive it from the Department of Education, however, much of the FASFA information we have received still contains errors, which we are unable to award on. We will continue to process student FAFSAs as quickly as possible.

Fall 2024 admitted students will be notified through their admissions portal of their award eligibility prior to receiving their physical award letter in the mail.

Please note: The above information is intended only for newly admitted students for Fall 2024. Currently enrolled students who meet the eligibility criteria will be awarded in July.

For any student requesting an unusual or special circumstance appeal, or have been selected for verification, the Department of Education has issued guidance that we can begin processing in late June.  In the mean time, documents can be uploaded to your financial aid portal so that we can process as quickly as possible one we are able.

Financial Aid Portal for Verification

If you were selected for verification after filing your FAFSA, you can complete and upload your forms from your mobile device.

Your personal Financial Aid Portal will provide a better student experience.

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Students and parents can complete and submit a new or renewal FAFSA. Funds are limited so apply as soon as possible!