The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Update on Financial Aid Services and COVID-19

Financial Aid Services staff can be contacted by:

  • Email (
  • Phone (413-545-0801), Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m - 4 p.m.
  • In-Person: Document pick up and drop-off is offered on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Financial Aid Office (243 Whitmore Administration Building). Counseling is not available in-person at this time. 
  • Zoom or Phone Appointments

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.

University Costs

UMass Amherst tuition, fees, room and board rates are established each spring for the following academic year.  Learn more about university costs.