Fees

The fees that an individual student pays depends on the number of credits a student is enrolled in for the semester and if the student has an assistantship or fellowship. At UMass students who are GEO eligible receive waivers for the tuition, curriculum, and health fees.

Below are sample semesterly bills that you may receive during your studies at UMass (numbers are based on 2016-2017 rates).

First Year MS-track Grad Student

Effective with the cohort entering in Fall 2016, students in terminal master's programs in the College of Information and Computer Sciences are ineligible for assistantships in the college or elsewhere on campus. Exceptions can be granted only if supported by the Chair of the Faculty and approved by the Dean of the College, in extraordinary circumstances needed to meet instructional or research needs.

6 credits, Out-of- State, $11,579.00

Mandatory Fees

Tuition- $9,007.50
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
Student Health Plan- $1,355.00
Student Health Fee-$363.50
*US students who can show proof of other insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver
Service Fee- $431.50
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Other Fees

Entering Graduate Fee- $357.00
*this fee is a one-time fee

Total

TOTAL for semester: $11,579.00 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

First Year PhD-track Grad Student

6 credits, Out-of- State, has an assistantship, $918.68

Fees Waived by an Assistantship

Tuition- $9007.50
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
*the entirety of this fee is credited to your account if on assistantship
Student Health Plan- $1,355.00
*95% of this fee is credited if you are working on an assistantship

Mandatory Fees

Student Health Fee-$18.17
*the health fee is $363.50 if you are GEO eligible (through your assistantship) 95% of this fee is credited and you pay the balance.
Service Fee- $431.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Other Fees

Entering Graduate Fee- $357.00
*this fee is a one-time fee

Total

TOTAL for semester: $938.92 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

Second Year MS-track Grad Student

Students admitted to the College of Information and Computer Sciences MS program are not eligible for on-campus assistantships. You will be eligible for other forms of on-campus employment, however.

9 credits, Out-of- State, $15,911.00

Mandatory Fees

Tuition- $13,511.50
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
Student Health Plan- $1,355.00
Student Health Fee-$363.50
*US students who can show proof of other insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver
Service Fee- $616.50
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Total

TOTAL for semester: $15,911.00 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

Third Year PhD-track Grad Student

3 credits, Out-of-State, has an assistantship. $432.75

Fees Waived by an Assistantship

Tuition (waived)- $4504.00
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
*the entirety of this fee is credited to your account if on assistantship
Student Health Plan (waived) - $1,355.00
*95% of this fee is waived if you are working on an assistantship

Mandatory Fees

Student Health Fee-
*students taking less than five credits per semester are eligible for UHS services. However, the Student Health Fee is not automatically added to the tuition bill. To register and pay the fee per semester, come to UHS Patient Services before the end of the Add/Drop period. There is a $54 enrollment fee due at the time of enrollment.
Service Fee
- $246.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Total

TOTAL per semester: $432.75 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

Fourth Year PhD-track Grad Student

9 dissertation credits, Out-of-State, has an assistantship, $766.92 *PhD Students are required to fulfill a residency requirement, which states that a student must take 9 credits for 2 consecutive semesters.

Fees Waived by an Assistantship

Tuition (waived)- $13,511.50
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
*the entirety of this fee is credited to your account if on assistantship
Student Health Plan (waived) - $1355.00
*95% of this fee is waived if you are working on an assistantship

Mandatory Fees

Student (mandatory) Health Fee- $18.17
*the health fee is $363.50 if you are GEO eligible (through your assistantship) 95% of this fee is paid and you pay the balance.
Service Fee- $616.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Total

TOTAL per semester: $766.92 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

Is it cheaper to pay program fee or register for 1 dissertation credit?

Fifth Year PhD-track Grad Student

1 dissertation credit, out-of-state, has an assistantship, $432.75

Fees Waived by an Assistantship

Tuition (waived)- $3627.00
*will be less if you are a Mass Resident or New England Resident
*the entirety of this fee is credited to your account if on assistantship
Student Health Fee (waived) - $1,355.00
*95% of this fee is waived if you are working on an assistantship

Mandatory Fees

Student Health Fee
*students taking less than five credits per semester are eligible for UHS services. However, the Student Health Fee is not automatically added to the tuition bill. To register and pay the fee per semester, come to UHS Patient Services before the end of the Add/Drop period. There is a $54 enrollment fee due at the time of enrollment.
Service Fee- $246.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee
Graduate Senate Tax- $64.50
*this fee is a mandatory fee

Optional Fees- fee can be waived

Mass Pirg- $11.00

Total

TOTAL per semester: $432.75 (add $11.00 if you did not opt to waive Mass Pirg)

vs.

Fifth Year PhD-track Grad Student

Registered for Program Fee, $361.25

Grad School 999- Continuous Enrollment- $275.00 + $32.25 Grad Senate Fee
Student Health Fee-
*students taking less than five credits per semester are eligible for UHS services. However, the Student Health Fee is not automatically added to the tuition bill. To register and pay the fee per semester, come to UHS Patient Services before the end of the Add/Drop period. There is a $54 enrollment fee due at the time of enrollment.

*Students enrolled in Program Fee do not qualify for the FICA/OBRA Exemption (Retirement)

Total

TOTAL per semester: $361.25

For current Graduate Fee amounts please click here

For an FICA/OBRA Fee explanation please click here