Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

Types of Aid for Undergraduate Students

MassArt participates in a wide variety of federal and state financial aid programs. Your financial aid package may be comprised of many different types of awards. Please click on the links below for additional information about each type of aid:

The types of aid you receive will depend on whether it is need-based (determined by your demonstrated financial need) or non-need-based (determined by merit or other factors).

Scholarships, grants, and tuition waivers are considered gift aid and do not need be repaid. Student loans and Parent PLUS loans need to be repaid, according to the terms of the lender, as described in the online entrance counseling session (required for Federal Stafford Loan borrowers) and in each loan program's Master Promissory Note.

If the aid/loans a student has been offered on their financial assistance letter are not enough to assist the student in meeting the cost of his/her education, then applying for an alternative student loan may help to fill the additional need.

Read more about when you will receive financial aid and your financial assistance letter.

International Students
Please note that only U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents are eligible to file the FAFSA. However, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for a private student loan with a U.S. Citizen as a co-signer.


Office of Student Financial Assistance
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7849
(617) 879-7880 fax

Tower Building, 8th Floor
(campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note: during the summer months, the office closes at noon on Fridays.

When contacting the office, please provide the student's MassArt ID number. We cannot look up a student's account without this number.


The 2016-2017 FAFSA is now available at MassArt's priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1. We start awarding financial aid in late March for incoming students and in late May for returning students.


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