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UMass Trustees Approve Tuition And Fee Freeze Pending Budget Approval

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DARTMOUTH (CBS) – UMass students and their parents may soon have reason to celebrate after the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees froze 2014-2015 tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students Wednesday.

The final tuition and fees are dependent on approval of funding for the UMass system of just less than $519 million as proposed in the House and Senate versions of the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

If the budget is approved, tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at UMass Amherst will remain at $13,258, with a total cost of $24,215 when room and board are included.

Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at the other UMass campuses, not including room and board, will be:

  • Boston: $11,966
  • Dartmouth: $11,681
  • Lowell: $12,447

If the budget is approved, it would be the first back-to-back tuition and fee freeze in UMass history.

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