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We’re delighted that your son or daughter is considering UMass Lowell for college. In addition to introducing you to the many reasons for choosing UMass Lowell, we want to make sure that your concerns as a parent are addressed during the admissions process. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you can't find the information you are looking for online.
A Good Investment in Your Child’s Future
UMass Lowell offers an outstanding educational experience for approximately half of what it would cost at a comparable private institution and our graduates enjoy a great return on their investment. A 2010 survey by Payscale.com showed that UMass Lowell graduates had the highest mid-career salaries among graduates of any public campus in the Northeast. A February 2010 study by Mass Inc. found UMass Lowell to have a better student/faculty ratio (14:1) per dollar of cost than Harvard, MIT or any other Massachusetts university – public or private - surveyed.
Learn more about our unique combination of quality and affordability across all the programs offered by University colleges and departments.
Navigating the Admissions Process
Students benefit from parental support during the college search. Whether you are helping your student evaluate programs or meet application deadlines, you will want to review information about our admission process so you and your student know what to expect.
Planning a Visit
We recommend that you and your student visit the campus to see first hand what UMass Lowell has to offer and determine whether it’s a good fit. The Admissions Office schedules tours, open houses and fall preview days for prospective students; accepted students are invited to attend Welcome Day and orientation activities along with other students in their college and/or major. All of these are great ways to get to know UMass Lowell.
Paying for College
UMass Lowell is committed to keeping the cost of higher education affordable. On average we make offers to meet 89% of a qualified student’s demonstrated need. Undergraduate aid includes both need- and merit-based scholarships as well as grants and loans. You may also want to investigate our various reduced tuition programs.
Be sure to file the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) by the March 1 deadline to be eligible for most need-based awards.
Learn More About UMass Lowell
No matter what your interest is in UMass Lowell, you’ll find a range of online resources on the University website. These include