Cost of Attendance (COA)

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of the cost of attending UMass Boston. The Financial Aid Office assigns an estimated cost of attendance for each student to determine the maximum amount of financial aid needed to attend. The cost of attendance is based on residency status, career level, dependency status, and whether the student will be living on-campus, off-campus, or with parents. The cost of attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.

  • Directs costs include charges that will appear on the student invoice, such as tuition and fees.
  • Indirect costs include expenses that will not appear on the student invoice, such as transportation, personal expenses, and housing.

The cost of attendance will vary depending upon the number of credits a student enrolls in and, in some cases, their academic program.

Detailed information about tuition and fees can be found on the Bursar’s Office website. It is important to note that costs may vary from what is outlined below. These are estimates. The Bursar’s Office website will list the actual charges a student can anticipate.

In State Undergraduate Dependent Student Full Time (12 Credits)

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition $14,188 $14,188 $14,188
Fees $490 $490 $490
Room $1,500 $8,100 $11,720
Board $1,500 $3,750 $5,716
Books $800 $800 $800
Transportation $1,550 $1,550 $500
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Personal $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $21,448 $30,298 $34,834

In State Undergraduate Independent Student Full Time (12 Credits)

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition $14,188 $14,188 $14,188
Fees $490 $490 $490
Room $1,500 $10,350 $11,720
Board $1,500 $3,750 $5,716
Books $800 $800 $800
Transportation $1,550 $1,550 $500
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Personal $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $21,448 $32,548 $34,834

Out of State and New England Regional Undergraduate Dependent Student Full Time (12 Credits)

New England Regional students receive a tuition credit of up to $10,000 off the undergraduate out-of-state tuition rate.

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition $34,650 $34,650 $34,650
Fees $490 $490 $490
Room $1,500 $8,100 $11,720
Board $1,500 $3,750 $5,716
Books $800 $800 $800
Transportation $1,550 $1,550 $500
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Personal $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $41,910 $50,760 $55,296

Out of State and New England Regional Undergraduate Independent Student Full Time (12 Credits)

New England Regional students receive a tuition credit of up to $10,000 off the undergraduate out-of-state tuition rate.

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition $34,650 $34,650 $34,650
Fees $490 $490 $490
Room $1,500 $10,350 $11,720
Board $1,500 $3,750 $5,716
Books $800 $800 $800
Transportation $1,550 $1,550 $500
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Personal $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $41,910 $53,010 $55,296

In State Graduate Half Time (6 Credits)

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus
Tuition $9,218 $9,218
Fees $252 $252
Room $2,000 $17,550
Board $3,750 $3,750
Books $400 $400
Transportation $1,550 $1,550
Loan Fees $158 $158
Personal $1,350 $1,350
Total $18,678 $34,228

Out of State and New England Regional Graduate Half Time (6 Credits)

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus
Tuition $17,990 $17,990
Fees $252 $252
Room $2,000 $17,550
Board $3,750 $3,750
Books $400 $400
Transportation $1,550 $1,550
Loan Fees $158 $158
Personal $1,350 $1,350
Total $27,450 $43,000