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The Cost of a UMass Amherst Education

It is the first question on the minds of most students and their families: How much will it cost to attend UMass Amherst?

UMass Amherst tuition, fees, room and board rates are established each spring for the following academic year.

The information presented below is only an estimate. There may be additional charges not reflected below that appear on your university bill. These additional fees may be based on the student's career, level and program which are not included.

The Student Health Benefit Plan required by Massachusetts state law is not included. This fee may be waived if your health insurance meets the Massachusetts state requirements. Visit the University Health Services Web site for details.

For detailed information about fees and tuition visit the Bursar's Web site.

Fees for the 2014-15 academic year are based on estimated information. Final fees will be set by the Board of Trustees in June 2014, therefore these estimates are subject to change.

2014-2015 Estimated Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Undergraduates and Stockbridge Students


Estimated 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate and Stockbridge Students


Estimated 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees for Half-Time Graduate Students

Cost may vary by program.

Tuition/Fees$ 8,952$17,116$14,458

Estimated 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees for Half-Time Continuing & Professional Education Students

This is based on 6 credits per semester with a per credit cost of $385. Costs per credit vary by program.

Fees$ 5,010

*New England Regional Students Program (NERSP)

The New England Regional Students Program (NERSP) gives a tuition break to New England residents enrolled in certain programs not offered by the public colleges and universities of their home state.

Learn more about the program on the New England Board of Higher Education Web site.

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 range from $500 to $1,000 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.

Net Price Calculator

To determine the estimated net price (cost of attendance minus median grant/scholarship aid) that a first-time full-time undergraduate student may pay to attend UMass Amherst, please try the Net Price Calculator.