Assistantships

UMass Boston supports graduate education primarily through assistantships. Assistantships are not awarded by Financial Aid Services. They are formal service contracts between you and your graduate school department. They may include:  

  • a tuition credit
  • a waiver of fees
  • a stipend

The number of graduate assistantships are limited based on budget. Contact your Graduate Program Director for more information. Financial Aid Award Packages may be adjusted for students receiving assistantships.

International Students

  • May apply for assistantships
  • Must be enrolled full-time (9 credits) to comply with immigration regulations