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Financial Aid

Undergraduate Costs

University Costs

UMass Amherst tuition, fees, room and board rates are established each summer 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 University Health Services for details.

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

Full-Time Undergraduates and Stockbridge Students

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

 

Costs for the academic year are based on estimated information. The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approves final charges in July prior to the start of the fall term. Therefore estimates are subject to change. Visit the Bursar's website for more detailed tuition and fee information.

Your initial student bill will include the cost of an unlimited meal plan which is included in the costs below. There are several housing and meal plan options from which to choose. See the Bursar’s Office website for more information.

To see additional room choices visit Residential Life.

For a full breakdown of meal plan options visit Dining Services.

In-State

Tuition/Fees: $16,439
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $30,656

 

Out-of-State

Tuition/Fees: $36,964
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $51,181

 

International

Tuition/Fees: $39,100
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $53,317

 

NERSP**

Tuition/Fees: $36,964
Discount: -$6,937
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $44,244

 

In addition to the costs above, the following fees may apply: Honors College Fee of $600, College of Engineering Fee of $830, Isenberg School of Management Fee of $1,000 (this fee only applies to students admitted into Isenberg since fall 2016). There may be other fees related to the student's level or course registered for.

*International costs include supplemental health fees. Visit the International Programs Office for a more detailed look at the international student expense estimates.
**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. Your bill will reflect the full cost of out-of-state tuition and fees and either the New England regional discount or, for those who are eligible, the out-of-state merit award. Students receive either the regional discount or the merit award, but not both. Learn more about the Tuition Break program.

Half-Time Undergraduate and Stockbridge Students

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees


This is based on 6 credits per semester.

In-State

Fees: $8,544
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $22,761

 

Out-of-State

Tuition/Fees: $18,806
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $33,023

 

International*

Tuition/Fees: $20,942
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $35,159

 

NERSP**

Tuition/Fees: $18,806
Discount: -$3,468
Room/Board: $14,217
Total: $29,555

 

*International costs include supplemental health fees. Visit the International Programs Office for a more detailed look at the international student expense estimates.
**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 Tuition Break program.

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 “Estimated Cost of Attendance”, to determine your eligibility and need for financial aid.