Skip to main content.

Expenses for students

As of 07.21.2020, all students can now pay tuition and fee charges, online by credit/debit, through Flywire.  The link to this information is on the Bursar's Office website, https://www.umassd.edu/bursar/payment-options/    

A more detailed breakdown of fees by credit can be found at the Bursar's Office.  

These figures do not include

  • Travel expenses to and from your home country
  • Expenses for dependents
  • Summer study is not included in these estimates. 
  • Textbooks

Textbooks

Since each program has different textbook requirements, it's difficult to estimate a cost.  Undergraduate Admissions advises students to budget $1,000 to $2,300 for books, supplies, etc. Students in some majors also incur additional costs, such as lab fees.  Graduate textbooks and supplies may be more expensive.  For information on textbook prices, please visit the University Bookstore. 

Am I eligible for financial aid?

International students are not eligible for either federal financial aid or the New England Regional Student Program.

Expenses for dependents

If your spouse accompanies you, you should add $6,000.00 to the total yearly cost.  If children will accompany you, you should estimate an additional $1,000.00 annually for each child.  

Cost of Living in this area

Here is a link to a recent survey of international students' spending on more specific items, such as bedding, entertainment, rent and utilities, and so on.  We hope you find the results interesting and helpful.  

Although the following report was prepared for international scholars, this additional information about cost of living in this area might be helpful to students as well.

Immigration Updates Immigration Scams

Mass.gov: Avoiding Immigration Scams

bg

UMass Dartmouth Virtual Tour

Visit us virtually: There’s nothing like being on campus. But, for now, take a virtual tour of UMass Dartmouth.
Go to virtual tour