(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Alongside an increase in tuition, residential students can also expect to see a spike in housing rates for the 2022-2023 school year.
As many colleges and universities are considering increasing tuition for the next academic year, University of Massachusetts Lowell students will see a potential hike in tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 school year. The last tuition and fees increase for University of Massachusetts Lowell was in 2019.
According to the university’s website, the proposed total tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates will see an increase of $384 and out-of-state undergraduate students will see a $826 increase. In-state graduate students will also see an increase of $366 for total tuition and fees while out-of-state graduate students will see an increase of $660.
Looking at the breakdown per semester for tuition and fees, in-state undergraduate students will be paying $192 more per semester while out-of-state undergraduate students will be paying $413 more per semester. In-state graduate students will be paying $183 more per semester while out-of-state graduate students will be paying $330 more per semester.
Housing and meal plans will also increase for next school year. Students wishing to dorm in Fox Hall, Concordia Hall, Leitch Hall, Bourgeois Hall or the Inn and Conference Center will see an increase of $210 for the year. Donahue Hall and Sheehy Hall rooms will increase by $230 for the year. University Suites and Riverview East Suites will increase by $250 for the year. Living in Riverview Suites West or River Hawk Village (including rooms that are a River Hawk Village Studio, River Hawk Village Standard, River Hawk Village Deluxe or River Hawk Village Townhouse) will increase by $280 for the year.
The Office of Residence Life claimed that there would be brand new washing and drying machines installed in common laundry rooms in summer 2022 for next school year. Considering laundry services are to be included in the housing cost for next year, students will no longer have to worry about inserting quarters or using debit or credit cards to use these new machines.
Additionally, Residence Life also announced that room occupancy will return to normal at Leitch, Bourgeois, Fox and Concordia Halls for next school year after occupancies were reduced for COVID-19 concerns.
There are three different meal plans for next school year, which the Unlimited 400 is a new one according to the office’s email sent. The Unlimited 400 meal plan costs $5,520 for the school year, which costs $2760 per semester. As the title suggests, the meal plan gets unlimited meal swipes at any dining hall plus $400 Riverhawk dollars per semester.
The Unlimited 200 Meal Plan, which was renamed from the Unlimited Meal Plan, will go up by $150 for the year. This is an increase of $75 per semester.
The Apartment Meal Plan will go up by $120 for the year. This is an increase of $60 per semester.
Parking Rates for the 2022-2023 academic year have not been announced yet.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees will approve tuition and fees rates for next academic year sometime in the spring of 2022 for all the UMass schools.