UMass trustees meet to consider student fee hike

The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees is meeting this week to decide whether to raise the cost of attending school for undergraduate students.

The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Amherst.

The subcommittee on administration and finance last week recommended a hike in fees of up to 5 percent.

The actual size of the hike, which would be the first in three years, would be determined by how much money state lawmakers approve for the five-campus system for the new fiscal year.

If 5 percent is approved, students would pay an additional $552 to $580, depending on which campus they attend.

If approved, tuition and mandatory curriculum fees for in-state undergraduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year will jump to $11, 684 at the flagship Amherst campus.

Copyright 2015 Associated Press

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