1. UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

    UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

    If the financial projections hold, University of Massachusetts Amherst students will see a $188 tuition-fee increase per semester in fiscal 2019, or a 2.5 percent increase over fiscal 2018 costs. This does not include the $50 increase to the Student Activity Fee, which students approved in December to help support renovations to the Student Union. "Tuition increases are kept at a minimum by an efficiency and effectiveness program throughout the campus," wrote UMass spokeswoman Mary Dettloff.

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    1. Tuition increases are kept at a minimum by an efficiency and effectiveness program throughout the campus.
    2. Similar to previous years, the tuition discussion will happen at a special board meeting in July, allowing for additional clarity on the state budget.
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