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Campus response to $1,100 fee rebate

Exact impact on each student to be determined in coming weeks; critical that students pay bills by August 14 deadline.

In response to UMass President Jack Wilson's announcement of an $1,100 fee rebate for UMass in-state, undergraduate students, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said the following:

"We are very pleased that the University is able to provide our students and their families with significant student fee relief. This is an important step in keeping world class higher education opportunities within reach of all Massachusetts citizens. We very much appreciate the efforts of Governor Patrick and Secretary Reville, Senate President Murray and Speaker DeLeo, and President Wilson in making this possible."

The rebate is made possible by a one-time infusion of federal economic stimulus funds. It will affect students on a sliding scale depending on their demonstrated financial need.

It is critical that all UMass Dartmouth students pay their fall, 2009 bills by the August 14 deadline without self-calculating the rebate to assure a timely processing of the rebate and to avoid penalties for late payment.

Over the next week the University will be examining the financial aid packages of students to determine the exact impact of the rebate and we will be communicating directly with students.

We ask for patience as our financial aid office works out the details with each family. We have set early fall as a target for finalizing the process.

All UMass Dartmouth-related questions should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 508.999.8857 or 8866 or send an email to the one-stop University Enrollment Center at

John Hoey, UMass Dartmouth, 508.999.8027

Author:  "John Hoey"
Date:  09-Aug-2009
Department:   News & Public Information

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