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:
- Tuition Waivers
- Federal Work-Study
- Student Loan Programs
- Parent PLUS Loan (for parents of dependent undergraduates)
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.
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) 879-7880 fax
Tower Building, 8th Floor
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 Office of Student Financial Assistance and the Office of Housing and Residence Life are hosting an off-campus living workshops on 2/26. We will discuss how to find an apartment, the costs involved, and how the financial aid aspect works. The workshop will be at 8:00pm in the 4th floor lounge of the Artists' Residence.
2/26/15: Off-campus living workshop.
3/1/15: Priority deadline to file the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Early March: Spring financial aid refund checks available.