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University Costs

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 University Health Services for details.

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

Half-Time Graduate Students

Estimated 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees for Half-Time Graduate Students

Cost may vary by program.


Tuition/Fees: $10,866
Room/Board: $13,500
Total: $24,366

Out-of-State & International*

Tuition/Fees: $20,908
Room/Board: $13,500
Total: $34,408


Tuition/Fees: $18,265
Room/Board: $13,500
Total: $31,765

Continuing & Professional Education


Tuition/Fees: $5,218
Room/Board: $13,500
Total: $18,718

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