Tuition and Financial Information

For the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Average Financial Debt on Graduation

Average debt of all graduates of the class of 2015 in the GSBS program is $2,854

Percent of class of 2015 who borrowed any student loans is 4.

 

Default and Loan Repayment Rates

FY 2013 Official 3 Year Cohort Default Rate:  1.1 percent

Total Cost of Education

Tuition and fees* $0
Estimated room and board $17125
Miscellaneous  $12024
Books and supplies $519
Loan fees $102
Transportation $4084
Total Budget for Financial Aid  $33854
*tuition   and fees are not paid by the student

Tuition and Fees

  University of  Massachusetts Medical School
  Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  Annual Tuition and Fee Rates (unless indicated otherwise)
  Academic Year 2016-2017
     
  Tuition and fees may be changed at any time without prior notice.
     
  BBS, MMPP, CPHR, MSCI, MD/PhD (GSBS years) ^  
  Tuition  
            In State * $6,424
            Out of State ** $13,640
  Health/Counseling Fee  $737
  Student Services Fee  $195
  Continuing Registration Fee ( Per Term) *** $90
  Health Insurance (waivable) (charged in fall term)  
           14-month, 7/1/2016-8/31/2017 (year 1 July-start students)  $4,490
           12-month, 9/1/2016-8/31/2017 (all other students) $3,850
  Late Registration Fee (per term, if registering late) $50
  Late Payment Fee (per term, if registering late) $50
  Commencement Fee (once, in graduating term) $252
     
* $2,640 to be credited against Tuition (tuition waiver amount in prior years), net amount remaining $3,784.
** $9,856 to be credited against Tuition (tuition waiver amount in prior years), net amount remaining $3,784.
*** Charged in lieu of Tuition after completing nine (9) semesters for BBS, MMPP, CPHR, MSCI and after completing six (6) semesters for MD/PhD.  
     
^ Tuition (net amount) and fees are paid by GSBS or student's PI, except for Late Fees and Commencement Fee that students pay out-of-pocket.

For All Students at UMMS

Financial Aid

For Current and Admitted Students Only. Please select either Federal Student Loan only or Institutional Application and follow the appropriate instructions.

Federal Student Loan Only Applicants

Institutional Aid Applicants

Deadline for Institutional Aid is:

School of Medicine : April 1, 2017 or four weeks after acceptance if accepted after March 1, 2017 
GSN/GSBS: May 2, 2017 or four weeks after acceptance if accepted after April 2, 2017

Supplemental Forms (only submit to the FAO if requested to do so):

Waiver / Appeal / Change Forms:

Application Process for Academic Year 2016-17

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for application materials for AY 2016-2017

Refund Policy

Cease Enrollment

Refunds are calculated when students do not register for the academic term for which they are charged, take an approved leave of absence, or otherwise fail to complete the program on or after the first day of class of the period of enrollment for which charges are assessed.

Students who cease enrollment after 60 percent of the term has elapsed receive no refund and are not required to refund any federal aid received for the term. Students who cease enrollment before 60 percent of the term has elapsed receive a refund for the percentage of the term remaining after the last date of attendance. The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of calendar days elapsed between the beginning of the term and the date the individual ceases enrollment by the number of calendar days in the term. For example, a student who withdraws 57 percent of the way through the first term of enrollment receives a refund of 43 percent of tuition and fees (100 percent minus 57 percent).  If a student received Title IV funds, a “Return of Title IV Funds” calculation will also be performed with the same percentage.  Accordingly, only the prorated amount of financial aid is available to the student.  Additionally, per federal regulations, the student is required to return the unearned percentage of aid received as cash or from a credit balance.  Failure to return unearned Title IV aid may result in ineligibility for future federal aid. 

Allocation of Refunds

A share of the refund will be returned to the financial aid programs that funded students. Refunds and recovered overpayments are allocated to the programs from which an individual received aid in the following order:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  2. Federal Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Other federal student aid programs
  5. Institutional student aid programs
  6. State student aid programs
  7. Private student aid programs
  8. Student

Students must notify the dean of the respective graduate school and the registrar in writing of their intent to withdraw. Students who withdraw without notifying the dean and registrar of their status will be considered withdrawn as of the last recorded date of class attendance as documented by the University.

Upon request, the bursar will provide examples of the application of this policy. Any withdrawn student who believes his/her individual circumstances warrant exceptions from published policy may make a written appeal to:

Sandra Flynn, Controller
University of Massachusetts Medical School
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA  01545

This policy is subject to change at any time without prior notice if necessary to comply with federal law.

 

Add/Drop Course

The add/drop refund policy applies to any student charged by the credit hour and not discontinuing as a student from the UMass Medical School.  A full refund will be given for any course dropped within 30 days from the start of the course.

Veterans Information

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is a veteran-friendly institution. We are proud of the brave men and women who served in the armed forces to protect our country. All academic programs at UMMS are approved for Veteran Education Programs and the Registrar’s staff are trained Certifying Officials for veterans education benefits.