2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,439 for Massachusetts residents and $36,427 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UMass Amherst is $16,489 for Massachusetts residents and $37,158 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.31% for Massachusetts residents and increased by 2.01% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 2.26% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$16,389 $35,710$14,404
2020-2021$16,439$36,427$14,729
Change % 2020-20210.31%2.01%2.26%
2021-2022$16,489$37,158$15,061
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $16,235 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $32,341 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UMass Amherst is $16,261 for Massachusetts residents and $32,970 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.16% for Massachusetts residents and increased by 1.94% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$16,209 $31,724$14,404
2020-2021$16,235$32,341$14,729
Change % 2020-20210.16%1.94%2.26%
2021-2022$16,261$32,970$15,061
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UMass Amherst.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$704$1,535
2019-2020$695$1,500
2020-2021$686$1,466
Graduate2018-2019$906$1,742
2019-2020$930$1,792
2020-2021$955$1,843
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $44,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $57,700 for University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$44,200$46,400$41,900
7 Years After Graduation$43,400--
8 Years After Graduation$51,600--
9 Years After Graduation$50,900--
10 Years After Graduation$57,700$62,500$52,600

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UMass Amherst?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $68,366 for Massachusetts residents and $153,234 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$16,696$16,957$17,222$17,491$68,366
Out-of-State$37,165$37,917$38,685$39,468$153,234
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$16,957$17,222$17,491$17,765$69,435
Out-of-State$37,917$38,685$39,468$40,267$156,336
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,222$17,491$17,765$18,043$70,521
Out-of-State$38,685$39,468$40,267$41,082$159,501
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$17,491$17,765$18,043$18,325$71,623
Out-of-State$39,468$40,267$41,082$41,914$162,731
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$17,765$18,043$18,325$18,611$72,743
Out-of-State$40,267$41,082$41,914$42,762$166,025
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $134,009 for Massachusetts residents and $218,876 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$32,693$33,226$33,769$34,321$134,009
Out-of-State$53,161$54,186$55,232$56,297$218,876
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$33,226$33,769$34,321$34,882$136,198
Out-of-State$54,186$55,232$56,297$57,384$223,099
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$33,769$34,321$34,882$35,453$138,425
Out-of-State$55,232$56,297$57,384$58,492$227,405
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$34,321$34,882$35,453$36,033$140,689
Out-of-State$56,297$57,384$58,492$59,622$231,796
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$34,882$35,453$36,033$36,623$142,992
Out-of-State$57,384$58,492$59,622$60,775$236,274
Last year, 73% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $94,981 for Massachusetts residents and $179,848 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,936$23,469$24,012$24,564$94,981
Out-of-State$43,404$44,429$45,475$46,540$179,848
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,469$24,012$24,564$25,125$97,170
Out-of-State$44,429$45,475$46,540$47,627$184,071
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,012$24,564$25,125$25,696$99,397
Out-of-State$45,475$46,540$47,627$48,735$188,377
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,564$25,125$25,696$26,276$101,661
Out-of-State$46,540$47,627$48,735$49,865$192,768
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,125$25,696$26,276$26,866$103,964
Out-of-State$47,627$48,735$49,865$51,018$197,246

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$16,439$1,000$14,729$36,427$1,000 $14,729
Graduate$16,235 $1,000$14,729$32,341 $1,000$14,729


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