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UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive financial aid you will need to:

  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment into a degree granting or approved certificate program. Students enrolled in non-degree programs are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen as defined by the federal government.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward completing your degree program.
  • Not be in default or owe money on a federal student loan or any federal student aid program.
  • Register with the Selective Service, if required.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED), or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as a home school or private school under state law.
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.
Check out the financial aid infographic for eligibility requirements for federal student aid. 
Visit Federal Student Aid for additional eligibility criteria.