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University of Massachusetts-Boston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,435 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,110 tuition
$9,200 off campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$325 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$42,023 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,698 tuition
$9,200 off campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$325 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,163 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($5,250 avg)
62% get state aid ($2,770 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($5,163 avg)
50% get loans ($5,378 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.97% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.31% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,267 73%
Federal Grant Aid $5,250 46%
Pell Grants $4,646 46%
Other Federal Grants $763 36%
Institution Grant Aid $5,163 66%
State Grant Aid $2,770 62%
Student Loans $5,378 50%
Federal Loans $4,729 49%
Other Loans $10,928 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Massachusetts-Boston offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $546
Out of State $1,320


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Jenny from Boston, MA
  • Mar-28-2018 I am a current student here

    Yes. Eventually when you leave college, you will be able to pay out because the tuition can be affordable for students who live in Boston. Although international students pay more money, but compare to there private university's, their tuition is a little cheaper.

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  • Jefferson from Boston, MA
  • Jan-04-2018 I am a current student here

    I would say that for a University that doesn't offer a lot of financial aid and is raising its tuition because of the budget deficit they have by building dorms, you don't really get what you should get by a University that charges you around $15,000 and it is going to increase even more.

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  • 4
  • S from Boston, MA
  • Apr-20-2017 I am a current student here

    As the only public university in Boston, it is by far the cheapest option around. They also have a lot of merit and need-based scholarship opportunities available. That being said, there are a lot of budget cuts happening that are lowering the quality of the overall experience-- some examples are classes being cancelled, faculty being laid off, and problems with transit to campus (both shuttle service and parking).

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  • Jasmine
  • Oct-14-2015 I am a current student here

    The cheapest University I applied to for my major.

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