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Average Costs of Attendance for Undergraduate Students

We know that cost is a factor in choosing the right college/university.  In compliance with the Executive Order 13607, The Principles of Excellence, we want to make the cost of attending UMass Amherst transparent to incoming students and their families. 

Your actual cost of attendance will be based on your educational path and the options you choose.  Therefore this grid is only an ESTIMATE.  Please make sure your verify costs the appropriate offices. 

Shopping Sheet:  Average Costs Based on Full-Time Student Enrollment

Please Make Sure Your Verify Costs at the Following Locations Based on Your Information:

Office of the Bursar -

Continuing and Professional Education -

Housing and Meal Plans -


Refer to grid below:









Costs Associated With Attendance

Undergraduate Degree

Graduate Degree

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE)

Tuition & Fees


$14,596 per academic year

$13,390 per academic year (Based on 9 Credits per Semester)

Please visit the CPE for specific information regarding cost of attendance

Tuition & Fees

(Out of State)

$31,420 per academic year

$26,060 per academic year


Room Rates


$6,061 per academic year

(Residence Hall/Shared Room)

$8,660 per academic year

(Lincoln Studio Apt)

Not eligible for on-campus housing? Please visit this website

for information about local renting options.

Meal Plan

$5,320 per academic year

Unlimited Meal Plan

$1,600 per academic year

YCMP On the Go

Budget another $1,600 per academic year for cooking in apartment

$3,600 per academic year


$1,000 per academic year

$1,000 per academic year

$1,000 per academic year

Health Insurance

$2,200 per academic year

(Student Plan)

$2,755 per academic year

(Student Plan)

$2,220 per academic year (Student Plan)

CPE students must be matriculated in a degree-seeking program to be eligible for enrollment on the Student Health Plan

Other Living Expenses

$700 to $1,400 per academic year

$700 to $1,400 per academic year

$700 to $1,400 per academic year

Total estimated cost (in state):         $30,577

Total estimated cost (out of state):  $47,401