UMassOnline Awarded National Grant to Study Statewide Access to its Programs. ‘The Sloan Foundation, a national association that promotes online learning standards, has awarded UMassOnline a planning grant to help expand access to the University of Massachusetts. The planning grant will help UMassOnline to develop new models of e-learning to maximize the local and regional advantages of the five campuses. UMassOnline, which has 21,000 enrollments and offers 60 degree and certificate programs completely online, has grown dramatically since it was launched five years ago. UMassOnline offers programs from the five campuses in the system – Amherst, Dartmouth, Boston, Lowell and the Medical School in Worcester.