The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pre-College Fees

Application fee $35 – All Applicants

Program Fees

  • One-Week Intensives (with one academic credit): $1,589
  • Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $3,145
  • Three-Week Intensives (with three academic credits): $4,786
  • Six-Week Research Intensives (with six academic credits): $10,185

Program fees include tuition, housing, a full meal plan, co-curricular activities, and a one-time registration fee. All students receive a UMass student ID card (UCard) as well as access to the campus Recreation Center.

Materials Fees
Certain programs have an additional materials fee to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies. These come pre-packaged through the host departments.

Summer Design Academy: $125
Pre-Veterinary Medicine: $40

  • Commuter Fees

    • One-Week Intensives (with one academic credit): $1,060
    • Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $2,026
    • Three-Week Intensives (with three academic credits): $3,077
    • Six-Week Research Intensives (with six academic credits): $6,706
  • For UMass Employees

    Full and part-time benefited employees of the UMass system are eligible for a tuition credit for their dependents (tuition only). Full time employees receive a 50% reduction in tuition; part time employees receive a 25% reduction in tuition. The UMass system includes benefited employees at: UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth &UMass Medical. Please contact for instructions.

  • Visa Fees for Non-Immigrant, Non-US Residents/Passport Holders

    I-20, SEVIS & Delivery: $350

    For more information, email

  • Scholarships and Funding

    Partial Scholarships
    Students accepted to any 1-week, 2-week or 3-week program may apply for a partial, need-based scholarship. Scholarships are not guaranteed, as funding is limited. Unfortunately scholarships are not available for the 6-week Research Intensives. See below to learn how to apply.

    Full Scholarships
    UMass Summer Programs is offering one full, need-based scholarship for each of the following programs: Summer Engineering Institute and Forensic Anthropology. See below to learn how to apply.

    Additional Scholarships
    The following programs also offer need-based, partial scholarships through their host departments: McCormack Sport Leadership Academy* and Summer Engineering Institute. See below to learn how to apply.


    How to Apply for a Scholarship
    To apply for a scholarship, with the help of your parent or guardian, please write a statement addressing how receiving a scholarship would affect your ability to attend the program you have applied for. We cannot process your scholarship application until you have completed and submitted your online application (with all supporting materials). Your scholarship essay should include your application number, name, date of birth, and the name and email address of your parent or guardian. Send scholarship letters to:

    A letter of verification from a community member who is aware of your family's financial situation is helpful as we review your application. Letters from high school principals, guidance counselors, community or religious leaders, or a representative from a social service agency are all acceptable. The letter should describe the nature of your relationship and a statement verifying your financial need. This letter should be emailed to: The deadline is March 31st. Any available scholarships will be disbursed shortly after the deadline. 

    *McCormack Sport Leadership Academy: The McCormack Department is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in the classroom, and the sports industry. Young women and students of color who cannot meet the financial obligations of the McCormack Sport Leadership Academy are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Applications will be judged based on the applicant’s academic record, sport-related work or participatory experience, and a short, 500 word essay that describes their career aspirations. Please submit scholarship essays to: The deadline is March 31st.

  • Payment and Refund Policy

    Deposit & Confirmation of Attendance
    Once accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $500 must be paid to hold a student’s space in the program. Payment of the deposit represents the student’s confirmation of attendance and is non-refundable. We recommend submitting your deposit as soon as possible, as some programs may fill up quickly.

    Payment Deadlines
    Program fees are due in full 4 weeks prior to the program start date.

    Session 1: May 31, 2020
    Session 2: June 7, 2020
    Session 3: June 21, 2020

    Minimum Enrollment Contingency
    Acceptance to Summer Pre-College programs is contingent upon courses reaching a minimum enrollment. If a course to which you have been accepted is cancelled due to under-enrollment, we will offer you a space in an alternate program.


    Refund Policy
    If UMass Summer Programs cancels a course for any reason, students receive a full refund. If a student withdraws from the program, refunds are provided according to the schedule below. The $500 deposit is non-refundable.


    Summer Pre-College Refund Schedule 2020

    Session 1: June 28

    Before May 31 100% minus deposit

    After May 31: No refund

    Session 2: July 5

    Before June 7: 100% minus deposit

    After June 7: No refund

    Session 3: July 19

    Before June 21: 100% minus deposit

    After June 21: No refund

    Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to: