More parents paying for spring break

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AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – As spring break gets closer, some students are getting ready to go on a vacation.

22News spoke with students at UMass, and most of them say they’ve always dreamed of going on Spring Break, but it’s the cost that keeps some of them from making the trip.

With students struggling to afford fun in the sun, a new report shows that nearly one third of parents are paying for part of their student’s Spring Break this year.

Sophomre Courtney Hurth said that her Spring Break wouldn’t have been possible without her parents.

“I don’t have a job, I mean my parents are definitely helping me out a lot,” Hurth said. “I’m only going to do it once. Like their just going to pay for it and I’ll pay it back eventually… hopefully.”

Yet even with help from parents, nearly 65% of students are planning to spend less than $1,000 on their getaway.

A lot of students who are going on Spring Break told us that to cut the costs, they try to travel in large groups for special rates and share hotel rooms.

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