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We strongly recommend students complete their FAFSA online. The form can be accessed online here.

To complete the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year, you need the following documents:

  • Previous year U.S. income tax return -- IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, or 1040 Telefile. 
  • W-2 Forms and other records of money earned in the previous year.
  • Records of previous year untaxed income such as Social Security Benefit, Workers -- Compensation, or Welfare.
  • If you are under 24 years of age, the same documentation from your parents is required. 
  • Urban College's Title IV Code is 031305. 
  • In order to complete the FAFSA online, both a student and a parent require a PIN number to access, make corrections, and electronically sign the FAFSA. To obtain a pin, please click here.
  • When you have finished your online application, you will see a confirmation page. PRINT THIS PAGE and bring it with you along with your PIN when you come to register for classes.

 

Students should keep a copy of their FAFSA and all documents that were used to complete their FAFSA in an accessible place.  FAFSA randomly chooses approximately 1 in 3 FAFSA's for a process called "Verification." If your FAFSA is chosen, you will be asked to provide the documents you used to complete the FAFSA directly to our office. Applicants are notified in writing if additional documentation, such as tax returns, is needed. 

Urban College offers federal, state, and college financial aid to help eligible Urban College students with costs of attendance.

        To be eligible for financial aid a student must:
  1. Apply by completing the FAFSA.
  2. Be enrolled in a Degree or Certificate program.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident of the U.S..
  4. Have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.
  5. Be in good standing on any previous Federal student loans.
  6. Make satisfactory academic progress.

 

The Financial Aid Office is available to answer questions or discuss any concerns you may have about paying for your education.

Students must be aware that all colleges are subject to changes in funding allocations from both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (State Funding) and the U.S. Department of Education (Federal Funding).

Financial aid applications must be completed annually. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. In order to prevent any delays in the processing of your financial aid, the priority filing deadline for the Fall semester is August 4, and for the Spring semester, December 1.

Summer financial aid funds are limited to Pell Grant ONLY and are available on a limited basis

Students requiring personalized attention should contact the Finanical Aid Office to set up an appointment: 617.348.6220 or mia.taylor@urbancollege.edu.

Office Hours vary, but Financial Aid help is generally available from 10am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday.

 

What Types of Grants are Available?
How does the Financial Aid Office measure my Academic Progress?
What happens to my financial aid and/or payment if I withdraw from a course for which I am registered?

 

What Types of Grants are Available?

Federal Funds

Pell Grants provide funds to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. The award is based on need as well as number of credits enrolled per semester; Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are available to eligible students, and are funds that do not have to be repaid. Priority for SEOG is given to Pell Grant recipients. Funds are limited and priority is given to early applicants.

State Funds

MassGrants are awarded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to eligible full-time students; they do not have to be repaid. Massachusetts part-time Grants are awarded by the Urban College to eligible students who complete at least 6 but fewer than 12 credit hours for the Fall and Spring terms; they do not have to be repaid. 

Scholarships

The Urban College of Boston recognizes outstanding students for their accomplishments through a variety of scholarships and awards.

The Urban College of Boston Annual Faculty Recognition Award

This award is presented by the UCB faculty to an outstanding student who demonstrates high academic performance and who has exhibited significant progress in professional development.

Jill Alexander Award for Excellence

This award, named in honor of Ms. Jill Alexander – first Director of the Urban College Program -- was established to recognize students who emulate Ms. Alexander’s dedication, specifically in their ability to demonstrate leadership and overall commitment to the Urban College of Boston.

Vivienne S. Thomson Memorial Scholarship

Named in memory of Ms. Vivienne S. Thomson, founding trustee of the Urban College of Boston and a former President and long-time ABCD board member, this award recognizes those students whose lives have been significantly impacted by disabilities. This award was established to honor Ms. Thomson’s memory and her ability to inspire others to overcome obstacles in their lives.

Roberta L. Nourse Memorial Award

This award is named for Ms. Roberta L. Nourse, a long-time faculty and staff member of the Urban College of Boston. It recognizes students who exemplify the qualities Ms. Nourse valued, including perseverance, effort, and tenacity.

Robert M. Coard Scholarship

In 2002, the first Robert M. Coard Scholarship for Endicott College was awarded by Dr. Richard Wylie, President of Endicott College. Each year this full scholarship will enable one graduating UCB student to continue his/her undergraduate degree at Endicott College. The scholarship is renewable for two years if the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA, and covers tuition, room, board, and books.

Moses and Hannah Malkin Scholarship

The Malkin Family Foundation established the Moses and Hannah Malkin Scholarship Fund in 2002. Through their generosity, 32 students have received additional financial assistance to continue their studies. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must satisfy requirements for other financial aid, and must have completed at least 36 semester credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.67.

Useful Links

U.S. Department of Education

Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance

National Student Loan Data System

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Student Gateway to the Government

Selective Service

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Social Security Administration

 

How does the Financial Aid Office measure my Academic Progress?

In order to continue to receive financial aid consideration, students must continue to make satisfactory progress towards a degree or certificate. Students are considered to be achieving academic progress if they complete at least 67% or more of the total number of credits that they have attempted at Urban College and are meeting the following minimum cumulative grade point average:>

Credits Attempted               Cumulative Grade Point Average

  • Below 9 credits ........ 1.5
  • 10-21 credits ............ 1.70
  • 22-45 credits ............ 1.90
  • Above 46 credits ...... 2.00
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  • Finally, you must successfully complete the credits required for your degree within 150% of the standard length of your academic major. For example, if you are majoring in an associate degree that requires 60 credits for completion, you must complete your degree requirements by the time you have attempted 90 credits or you would lose your financial aid eligibility.

 

What happens to my financial aid and/or payment if I withdraw from a course for which I am registered?

Urban College's refund policy begins on the first official start date of each course. No other start date will be considered.

  •      Withdrawal before the first class meeting...........100% refund
  •      Withdrawal before the second class meeting.......75% refund 
  •      Withdrawal before the third class meeting...........50% refund 
  •      Withdrawal before the fourth class meeting.........25% refund 
  •      NO refund will be provided after the fourth class meeting. 

All monies will be refunded to the original source of funds. For example, if you paid through Pell Grants, the refund goes back to the government, not you. If you paid directly, you would receive a refund. Fees are non-refundable.

Any student wishing to withdraw from class must contact the enrollment services office either in-person, or call: 617.348.6330.

 

 

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Important Forms

Transcript Request Form

 

Spring 2014 Course Schedule (Coming soon).

 

Academic Calendar

 

Refund Policy

 

Withdrawal Form

 

Add/Drop Form