UMass Amherst tuition increase to affect both in and out state students

Hampshire County

It will cost you more to go to UMass Amherst for the 2018-2019 school year.

According to a news release from the university, members of the Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase tuition rates for in-state students by 2.5 percent. That’s an average of $351 per student.

“The board takes the impact of any tuition increase on students and their families very seriously,” said UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Rob Manning. “This is a moderate increase that will ensure UMass continues to deliver a world-class education at an affordable cost, and we applaud President Meehan, the Chancellors and their respective teams for their work to build a budget that supports the university’s mission of access and affordability.”

Average tuition for in-state students is around $14,000. Tuition for out of state students was increased by 3 percent, which is about $900 per year.

Average tuition for out of state students is around $32,000.

UMass’ Fiscal Year 2019 budget is expected to be $3.4 billion, which is up to $102 million, or 3.1 percent, over FY18.

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