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Please review individual class listings for specific per-credit fees and visit our Financial Aid page to review your options.


Class listings will display the per-credit fee. Please note that per-credit fees may vary between programs. Check program websites for further information.

CPE Class Fees

  • Fees for classes can be found in the Restrictions/Notes section on the class in SPIRE.

Registration Fee

  • Credit class: $47/term; non-refundable
  • Non-Credit class: $25/term; non-refundable

Individualized Study Fees

  • Undergraduate Independent Study or Practicum: $195/credit
  • Graduate Independent Study or Practicum: $220/credit
  • Summer Thesis/Dissertation: $195/credit

Non-CPE (University-scheduled) Class Fees

  • Undergraduate-level students (including non-degree): $390/credit, plus CPE Campus Fee $221/credit (total $611/credit)
  • Graduate-level students (including non-degree): see Bursar's website for rates

Graduate Entering Fee

One-time, non-refundable $357 fee (entering graduate students only). Beginning Fall 2018, this fee will be increased to $507.

Undergraduate Entering Fee

One-time, non-refundable $135 fee applies to all undergraduate students admitted in Fall 2012 or later. Students admitted prior to Fall 2012 will continue paying the $75 Undergraduate Commencement Fee.

Undergraduate Commencement Fee

Undergraduate students who were admitted prior to Fall 2012 are assessed a $75 fee during the semester of graduation.


Pay by:

  • Credit Card
  • Check: Make payable to the University of Massachusetts (include your name and Student ID number on check).

Mail to:

UMass Bursar's Office Attn: CPE
215 Whitmore Bldg
181 President's Dr.
Amherst, MA 01003

  • Cash payments should be made in-person at the Bursar's office at the above address.

Charges in SPIRE

Charges for Fall/Spring classes will appear in SPIRE about 6-8 weeks prior to the beginning of the term.

Billing Schedule

Bills are usually generated once/month. Bill notification is sent to your UMass email OR to the email address that we have on file. Paper bills are not generated.

Agency/Corporate Billing

We must have a purchase order or letter of authorization on file. Paperwork should be sent to address above.


In order to be eligible for a refund, you must OFFICIALLY drop your class by the end of Add/Drop. Notifying the instructor or ceasing to attend class does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal. See our Refund Policy for more information.


Contact the Bursars Office at or call 413-545-0337 or visit the Bursar website.

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