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University of Massachusetts-Lowell Tuition & Cost

Lowell, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Massachusetts Resident Sticker Price
$30,552
In State Costs for University of Massachusetts Lowell
Fee Cost
Tuition$14,710
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$470
Room and Board $12,748
Other Expenses Budget$1,424
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$48,199
Out of State Costs for University of Massachusetts Lowell
Fee Cost
Tuition$32,357
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$470
Room and Board $12,748
Other Expenses Budget$1,424

Residents of Massachusetts pay an annual total price of $30,552 to attend University of Massachusetts Lowell on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,710 for tuition, $12,748 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $470 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $48,199 which is 57.8% higher than Massachusetts residents. The tuition charge is $32,357 while room and board is $12,748, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $470.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 Lowell when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$18,375
Net Price by Income University of Massachusetts Lowell
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,524
$30,001 to $48,000$12,675
$48,001 to $75,000$16,335
$75,001 to $110,000$20,764
$110,000+$24,913

The average reported annual net price for University of Massachusetts Lowell for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,375 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid University of Massachusetts Lowell
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $9,817 77%
Pell Grant $4,369 26%
Federal Student Loan $5,368 67%

The average reported annual net price for University of Massachusetts Lowell for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,375 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Massachusetts Lowell, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $57,888. The loan balance of $57,888 is a four year multiple of the $14,472 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 $601 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $57,888
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $600.75
Total Interest Paid $14,202.19
Sum of All Loan Payments $72,090.19

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$122,208
Year Massachusetts Residents Non Residents
1 $30,552 $48,199
2 $86,260 $136,084
3 $243,545 $384,218
4 $687,621 $1,084,795

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Massachusetts Lowell to be $122,208 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 182.3% 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 Lowell
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Massachusetts Residents $632 $1,896 $2,528
Out of State Residents $1,368 $4,104 $5,472

Estimated cost for a class at University of Massachusetts Lowell 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 Lowell versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Massachusetts Lowell 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=166513 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Lowell.