Tuition and fees vary according to the campus and type of course. Generally, noncredit and undergraduate courses range from $125-$1980 and graduate-level courses range from $1230-$2250. All students, regardless of residency, pay the same tuition. For more information about the tuition of a course, go to the course information page by clicking on the course name. For degree programs, contact the degree program administrator by selecting "Inquire Now" on the degree page and requesting information about tuition.

Courses generally follow the campuses' standard academic calendars and begin in early fall, spring, and summer. Click here for Registration & Admissions information.

The major difference is your location. You do not have to travel to the campus. You can participate in your course from your home, office, or while traveling. You do, however, have the same access to the excellence of UMass professors/instructors as do those physically on campus. Courses on UMassOnline include exercises, projects, and collaborative assignments.

UMassOnline is ideal for working professionals, military personnel, stay-at-home parents, people with disabilities, human resources managers looking for new opportunities for employees, and, of course, UMass alumni. Any person with a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) may register for noncredit, undergraduate, or graduate courses. However, you must have a bachelor's degree to be admitted to a graduate degree program. Some courses may require prerequisite college-level work. You may enroll in courses before being formally admitted to a degree program.

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