You've probably spent tons of time reading about college tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and loans - but that shouldn't be the end of your college financial research. When you get to campus, you may want extra help navigating the next four years and all of the financial decisions along the way.
Find out how the school you attend can help you with the dollars and cents through its programs and resources. Here's what UMass Amherst offers.
Student Success Initiative is a a division of the Office of the Provost (academic affairs) and Student Affairs and Campus Life. and supports student learning and developing. There are financial resources available on this website to help students navigate their academic and personal journey.
The Financial Aid page provides a net price calculator to help students estimate the cost of attendance for UMass Amherst. The University also offers a comprehensive page called UMass Financial Aid TV. Here you will find videos on nearly any financial aid topic you can imagine. There are several that tie into budgeting and financial planning. Ultimately, this page can likely answer almost any questions you have about financial aid in short videos and an easy-to-navigate page.
The UMass Amherst Student Job board can help students search for jobs to bring in some extra income. Students can search on or off-campus for jobs and this also includes non-work study jobs that are available. This page links to graduate student assistantship opportunities, as well. Students also have the opportunity to compete for The Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award and recognizes students for work ethic involving things like having regular attendance, being highly dependable, demonstrating high quality of tasks, and the ability to work well with other students. In order to be considered, a department supervisor where students are employed must nominate you.
Smart About Money is a student-led organization on-campus offers a wide array of financial wellness services including peer financial coaching, events, resources that include links to a variety of helpful pages and organizations, and a blog.
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