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University of Massachusetts-Boston Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Massachusetts Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Massachusetts Boston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$426
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,902
Other Expenses Budget$2,972
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Massachusetts Boston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$426
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,902
Other Expenses Budget$2,972

Residents of Massachusetts pay an annual total price of $35,287 to attend University of Massachusetts Boston on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,187 for tuition, $800 for books and supplies and $426 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $55,749 which is 58% higher than Massachusetts residents. The tuition charge is $34,649 while books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $426.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Massachusetts Boston when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income University of Massachusetts Boston
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,859
$30,001 to $48,000$15,055
$48,001 to $75,000$18,521
$75,001 to $110,000$22,761

The average reported annual net price for University of Massachusetts Boston for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,511 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

78% of full-time undergrad University of Massachusetts Boston received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,943 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 59% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,955 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,870.

Finanical Aid University of Massachusetts Boston
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,943 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,463 75%
Pell Grants $5,421 47%
Other Federal Grants $781 32%
State and Local Grants $1,986 49%
Federal Student Loans $4,955 59%
Other Student Loans $14,870 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Massachusetts Boston, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $43,472. The loan balance of $43,472 is a four year multiple of the $10,868 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $415 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $43,472
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $414.77
Total Interest Paid $6,300.50
Sum of All Loan Payments $49,772.50

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Massachusetts Residents Non Residents
1 $35,287 $55,749
2 $86,645 $136,888
3 $212,749 $336,117
4 $522,390 $825,311

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Massachusetts Boston to be $141,148 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 145.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Massachusetts Boston
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Massachusetts Residents $591 $1,773 $2,364
Out of State Residents $1,443 $4,329 $5,772

Estimated cost for a class at University of Massachusetts Boston based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Massachusetts Boston versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Massachusetts Boston Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166638 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Boston.