Bursar's Office

Tuition and Fees

Announcements

  • UMass Trustees Approve Tuition Increase Vowing to preserve the high quality and upward trajectory of the university in the face of state budget cutbacks, the UMass Board of Trustees approved an increase that would raise tuition by an average of $756 this year for in-state undergraduate students on July 14, 2016. The $756 increase constitutes a 5.8 percent rise, which declines to 3.2 percent when the effects of financial aid are factored in. More

 

Approximate Cost to Attend UMass Boston

The below figures are based on the 2016-2017 academic year. Actual tuition and fees vary according to residency, number of credits taken, program and whether students enroll through campus or through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS).

 

Fall 2016 Tuition and Fees 

Breakdown of tuition and fees per semester by student type

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
(In-State)
  Cost per credit

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 546.25 6,555.00
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 3.20 37.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $559.95 $6,717.50

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
(Out-of-State)
  Cost per credit 

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 1,320.75 15,849.00
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 3.20 37.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,334.45 $16,011.50

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
(New England Regional
)
  Cost per credit 

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 1,021.30 12,255.50
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 3.20 37.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,035.00 $12,418.00


Graduate Tuition and Fees
(In-State)

  Cost per credit

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 702.70 8,431.50
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 4.40 52.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $717.60 $8,609.00

Graduate Tuition and Fees
(Out-of-State)
  Cost per credit

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 1,371.40 16,456.50
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 4.40 52.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,386.30 $16,634.00

Graduate Tuition and Fees
(New England Regional)
  Cost per credit

Total

(12 credits and up)

Tuition 1,126.70 13,520.00
Technology Fee 10.50 125.00
Student Activities Fee 4.40 52.50
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,141.60

$13,697.50

 

Other Fee Information

Other Mandatory Fees
Description Fee
Combined New Student Fee - Undergrad.
(one time charge for each certificate / degree)
643.00
Combined New Student Fee - Grad.
(one time charge for each certificate / degree)
390.00
ID Fee (charged once each academic year) 25.00
International Student Fee (charged to all students with a visa) 160.00
Student Health Insurance (mandatory if student cannot provide comparable coverage)*

2,035.00 (08/01/16-07/31/17)

Registration Fee (charged each semester to non-degree students) 60.00
Registrar's Service Fee (charged each semester to non-degree students) 10.00
CEHD / SGISD E-Portfolio Fee (one time charge) 132.00
CM Curriculum and Service Fee - Undergrad. (charged each semester to students with >60 Credits) 425/semester 212/summer
CM Curriculum and Service Fee - Grad. (charged each semester) 860/semester 430/summer
CNHS Curriculum and Service Fee - Undergrad. (charged each semester to students with >60 Credits) 500/semester 250/summer 250/winter
CNHS Curriculum and Service Fee - Grad. (charged each semester) 700/semester 350/summer 350/winter
CNHS - EHS Curriculum and Service Fee  - Undergrad. (charged each semester to students with >60 Credits) 400/semester 200/summer 200/winter
CNHS - EHS Curriculum and Service Fee  - Grad. (charged each semester) 700/semester 350/summer 350/winter
Commencement Fee 200.00

*Student Health Insurance is ONLY billed to matriculated undergraduate students with 9 or more credits, graduate students with 7 or more credits and ALL International Students.

 

Optional Fees
Description Fee
MassPIRG (www.masspirgstudents.org) 9.00
Mass Media (Student Newspaper) 17.00
Renewable Energy (UMRET) - opt-in 7.00

 

 About College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) Courses

Some UMass Boston courses are offered through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS). CAPS course costs differ somewhat from those shown in this chart, and CAPS courses are charged separately. Any questions please contact CAPS: Tel (617) 287.7900 or caps@umb.edu.

Certificate Students

Tuition, fees, and billing procedures for certificate students are the same as for matriculated students, unless otherwise noted.

 

Description of Fees

The Board of Higher Education and the University Board of Trustees determine all charges.

Application Fee
Each application for admission to the university from a student seeking a degree must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee payment of $60(UG/Grad) for domestic applicants, $100(UG/Grad) for international applicants. Checks should be made payable to The University of Massachusetts Boston, and submitted together with completed application forms.

Tuition
As a state institution, tuition rates are established annually by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the University Board of Trustees. 
(Tuition retention: Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Legislature allowed the university to retain in-state tuition revenue for the first time.)

Technology Fee
The Technology Fee supports the technology infrastructure and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the UMass Boston community.

Student Activity Fee
The Student Activity Fee supports programs and activities from recognized student organizations that are beneficial to students and enrich current campus student life, including arts, athletics, clubs and recreation and other student-focused programs.

 

Other Mandatory Fees

  • Combined New Student Fees  is a one time fee assessed to each certificate and degree seeking student in their first semester.  The fee may not be canceled or refunded unless the student withdraws prior to the first day of classes.
  • ID card Fee is used to support the cost of making identification cards (with photographs); all continuing students are charged this fee each fall, and all new or re-entering students are charged the fee before the first semester of attendance.
  • International Student Fee is a flat fee charged each semester to all international students holding visas.
  • Student Health Insurance is mandatory for all students, unless they can prove separate coverage and receive a waiver from the Bursar's Office. The Student Health Insurance waiver must be filed each academic year. Details please see "Health Insurance" below.
  • Registration Fee is charged to non-degree students during each semester of registration. You will not be charged for orientation or recreation fees.
  • Registrar's Service Fee is charged each semester to non-degree students for prepayment of all record copying services. This is a life long service. You will not be charged for the copying and mailing of academic records at anytime, either for personal use of for forwarding to third parties.
  • CEHD E-Portfolio Fee is a one time fee for all entering students in the College of Education and Human Development to cover the cost of electronic portfolios.
  • SGISD E-Portfolio Fee is a one time fee for all entering students in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development  to cover the cost of electronic portfolios.
  • CM Curriculum and Service Fee is used to support the College of Management's educational mission.  This fee will be assessed per semester to all undergraduate students with more than 60 credits and all graduate students.
  • CNHS Curriculum and Service Fee is used to support the College of Nursing and Health Sciences's educational mission.  This fee will be assessed per semester to all undergraduate students with more than 60 credits and all graduate students.
  • CNHS - EHS Curriculum and Service Fee is used to support the EHS program's educational mission.  This fee will be assessed per semester to all undergraduate students with more than 60 credits and all graduate students.
  • Commencement Fee is one time fee to seniors or students in the year of their anticipated graduation. To change your year of graduation, you must contact the Registrar's Office.

 

Optional Fees

Charges for optional fees appear on the bills of matriculated students, if you choose to waive/add any optional fee, you can add/subtract the amount under deductions/additions at the bottom of the bill and return it to the Bursar's office by the due date of the bill on which the charges appear.  You can also waive MassPIRG Fee and Mass Media Fee on WISER.

* MassPIRG Fee supports the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, a student-interest advocacy group.

* Mass Media Fee provides sustained funding for the operating costs of UMass Boston's student newspaper.

* Renewable Energy Fee will be used specifically for renewable energy initiatives on the UMass Boston campus.  The revenue will be administered by students through the UMass Renewable Energy Trust (UMRET).

*Parking Pass please contact the Parking & Transportation Office in the Quinn Administration Building or call them at 617.287.5040 for information about Semester Parking Passes.   A student may request that Parking & Transportation department bill the parking pass to his or her account.  It will then be treated as part of the student's bill and will be subject to late fees if not being paid by the due date of the bill.

 

Health Insurance

<Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the student health insurance carrier for Academic Year 2016/2017>

In accordance with the State of Massachusetts “Student Health Program - SHP” (previously called QSHIP), students enrolled in 75% of the full-time curriculum in any Massachusetts institution of higher education required to participate in a school-sponsored qualifying SHP or an alternate health plan with comparable coverage. Students who are at least 75% of the full time curriculum are automatically billed for the SHP.  

Please note: All students billed for the Student Health Insurance must either “Confirm the enrollment” or “Waive with comparable coverage” via WISER.  Non-action by the deadline will result in enrollment by default. 

*Deadline to waive Health Insurance has been extended to October 7, 2016.

You cannot waive the Student Health Insurance Plan if you are covered by:

  • Mass Health Limited
  • Health Safety Net
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan

Mass Health Premium Assistance Program:

If you are currently covered by MassHealth (other than Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, or Children’s Medical Security Plan), you may be eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and have the premium paid, in full, by MassHealth Premium Assistance. Read more

Please contact University Health Plans (UHP) for questions relative to coverage and benefits at 800.437.6448 or access their website.

Questions regarding waivers please contact Bursar's office at 617.287.5350 or send email to Bursar@umb.edu.

 **Eligibility International students must contact the Bursar’s Office to waive the insurance.**

 

Program Fee

Each degree-seeking graduate student is required to maintain continuous registration until the degree that the student is seeking has been formally awarded. If a graduate student does not register for course, thesis, or dissertation credits during any semester, the student must pay a program fee to maintain continuous registration. The program fee for all students is $225.00 per semester and is paid to the One Stop Student Center. Note: Payment of the program fee does not extend the time limit for completion of the degree, nor does it make a student eligible for student loan deferments.  Any questions regarding the program fee should go through the One Stop Student Center.

 

Tuition Surcharge for Credit Hours in Excess of Degree Requirements

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education requires all universities and state colleges to assess a tuition surcharge to students who exceed 118 percent of required credits in an academic degree program. This surcharge applies to in-state undergraduates and students enrolled through the New England Regional Exchange Program and is equal to the non-resident tuition rate per credit.

  1. Students who transferred to UMass Boston are exempt.
  2. Transfer credits completed after enrolling at UMass Boston are excluded from the total of credits earned.
  3. Credits earned for programs requiring more than 120 credits are excluded. For further information, contact the Registrar's Office at 617.287.6200.

 

Cost of Attendance

A budget for the cost of study at UMass Boston may be compared to any general budget, such as a household or personal budget. Within that budget, a number of factors may change due to rising labor costs, changes in the costs of goods and services, and other influences.

When individual applications for financial aid are considered, the university uses a sample institutional budget estimating the average cost of attendance. Copies of this sample budget are available from Financial Aid Services.


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  • Bursar's Office
    Campus Center, 4th Floor
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02125

    Phone: 617.287.5350
    Fax: 617.287.3923
    bursar@umb.edu

    Office Hours:
    Monday–Thursday:
    8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Teller windows close at 5 p.m.

    Friday:
    8 a.m.–4 p.m.

REMINDER -

Deadline to waive Fall 2016 Health Insurance online is 10/03/2016. (Failure to complete the Health Insurance Waiver on WISER/Finances by due date on bill may result in non-waivable late payment fees.)