Tuition and Fees

The cost of a UMass Amherst education includes tuition and required fees, as well as room and board if you live on campus.  Rates are established in the spring for the following academic year. The Bursar's website has an explanation of all required fees.  

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 average $1000 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 “Cost of Attendance”—to determine your eligibility and need for financial aid.

Estimated costs for 2016-2017: (subject to change)


Tuition/Fees: $14,171
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $25,675


Tuition/Fees: $30,504
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $42,008

Tuition Break Program (for New England residents)

Tuition/Fees: $23,567
Room/Board: $11,504
Total: $35,071

New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)

Students who are residents of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont  may be eligible for reduced tuition through the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) for certain degree programs not offered by their home-state institutions.  For more information visit this page.