University of Massachusetts Approves Tuition Hike for 2024/25

United States North America Higher Education News Statistics by Erudera News Apr 12, 2024

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The University of Massachusetts (UMass) has approved an increase in tuition for the 2024/25 academic year.

The UMass Board of Trustees Committee on Administration and Finance has voted to increase tuition by up to 3 percent for all in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students on all its campuses, Erudera.com reports.

UMass Amherst has experienced the largest increase among all campuses - a total of $17,006, which is $415 more than the previous year.

For out-of-state students also attending Amherst, tuition has increased by 3 percent, bringing the total to $39,693, $1,156 more than last year.

Besides Amherst, trustees have also unanimously voted to increase tuition at other campuses: UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth and UMass Lowell.

However, the increase in tuition is smaller at these campuses. For example, residents attending the UMass Boston campus will pay $15,278 in tuition, which is $373 more than last year. On the other hand, tuition for out-of-state students now stands at $37,495, meaning $914 more than in 2023.

At the Dartmouth campus, tuition for in-state students will be $364 more, bringing the total amount to $14,897, while tuition for out-of-state students is now $31,852, or $777 more than last year.

Of these three, the highest increase has been approved at UMass Lowell. Students at this campus will pay $396 more than last year. In other words, the total amount is now $16,246.

Out-of-state students at UMass Lowell will pay $868 more in tuition, or a total of $35,544, compared to last year.

Additionally, the price of room and board has also increased. A 4.5 percent rise will be applied at Amherst campus, a 2.3 percent at Boston, a 3.6 percent at Dartmouth and 3.7 percent at Lowell campus.

Last year, the University of Massachusetts took a similar decision, increasing tuition by 2.5 percent for the 2023/24 academic year.

UMass enrolls nearly 74,000 students at its four campuses. The highest numbers are reported at Lowell. The university’s data show the numbers stand as follows:

  • Amherst - 32,229 students
  • Boston - 15,586 students
  • Dartmouth - 7,470 students
  • Lowell - 17,342 students

Last month, UMass announced its plans to increase early college enrollment for the next five years to serve over 2,000 high school students and provide more access to those in rural areas of the state. Every year, about 20,000 students graduate from the university.

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