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Tuition and Fees

The cost of a UMass Amherst education includes tuition and required fees, and if you live on campus, you will have a room and board charge on your bill.

Rates are established in the spring for the following academic year. The Bursar's website has an explanation of all the required fees.

Certain international students may qualify for in-state tuition, depending on their visa type.  Examples include:
  • dependent students on H-4 visas, whose parents have been residing and working in Massachusetts for a year or more;
  • students who have received Deferred Status through the Obama initiative. 

International students on student visas will not qualify for in-state tuition. International students will be considered out-of-state for tuition residency purposes; they must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office and provide appropriate visa documentation in order to initiate a residency reclassification review. 

For more detailed information about tuition residency, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 413-545-0222 or visit Residency Policy.

Estimated costs for 2015-2016: (subject to change)


Tuition/Fees: $13,906
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $25,410


Tuition/Fees: $30,216
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $41,720

Tuition Break Program (for New England residents)

Tuition/Fees: $23,278
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $34,782

Other Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, you will need to factor expenses for books and supplies into your academic costs. These will vary according to your field of study, but generally average $1000 for the academic year. Personal and transportation expenses usually range from $700 to $1,400 per year. We add these expenses to the costs above and use the total—a figure referred to as your “Cost of Attendance”—to determine your eligibility and need for financial aid.