UMass trustees vote to freeze undergrad tuition, fees for 2nd year in a row


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BOSTON — For the second year in a row, there will be no increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts.

The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the freeze on Wednesday, crediting an increase in state support for the university.

Officials said it was the first time in UMass history that tuition and fees have not gone up for two consecutive academmic years.

The university noted in a statement that the freeze is in contrast to increases of more than 5 percent at comparable schools, including the University of Connecticut.

Under the freeze, in-state undergraduate students at the university's flagship campus in Amherst would pay $13,258 in the academic year beginning in September. The total cost including room and board would be $24,215.

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