UMass to Increase Tuition 15 Percent

In-state tuition to increase by $1,500, bringing total cost to $11,000 a year.

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The University of Massachusetts trustees are likely to approve a 15 percent tuition hike for all in-state students. That is a $1,500 increase, bringing the average tuition to $11,000 a year. The fee hike would take effect next year.

Along with the tuition hike, the five-campus system plans to reduce spending by about $50 million.

Meanwhile, the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in both Amherst and Boston has agreed to a wage freeze this year. The contract deal, reached Friday, raises salaries by 1.5 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year.