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Pay by:

  • Credit Card
  • Check: Make payable to the University of Massachusetts (include your name and Student ID number on check). Mail to:

UMass Bursar's Office Attn: CPE
215 Whitmore Bldg
181 President's Dr.
Amherst, MA 01003

  • Cash payments should be made in-person at the Bursar's office at the above address.

Charges in SPIRE: Charges for Fall/Spring classes will appear in SPIRE about 6-8 weeks prior to the beginning of the term.

Billing Schedule: Bills are usually generated once/month. Bill notification is sent to your UMass email OR to the email address that we have on file. Paper bills are not generated.

Agency/Corporate Billing: We must have a purchase order or letter of authorization on file. Paperwork should be sent to address above.

Refunds: In order to be eligible for a refund, you must OFFICIALLY drop your class by the end of Add/Drop. Notifying the instructor or ceasing to attend class does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal. See our Refund Policy for more information.


CPE Class Fees: 

  • Fees for classes can be found in the Restrictions/Notes section on the class in SPIRE.

Individualized Study Fees:

  • Undergraduate Independent Study or Practicum: $195/credit
  • Graduate Independent Study or Practicum: $220/credit
  • Summer Thesis/Dissertation: $195/credit

Non-CPE (University-scheduled) Class Fees:

  • Undergraduate-level students (including non-degree): $390/credit, plus CPE Campus Fee $221/credit (total $611/credit)
  • Graduate-level students (including non-degree): see Bursar's website for rates

Registration Fee:

  • Credit class: $47/term; non-refundable
  • Non-Credit class: $6/term; non-refundable

Graduate Service Fee: One-time, non-refundable $357 fee (entering graduate students only)

Undergraduate Entering Fee: One-time, non-refundable $135 fee applies to all undergraduate students admitted in Fall 2012 or later. Students admitted prior to Fall 2012 will continue paying the $75 Undergraduate Commencement Fee.

Undergraduate Commencement Fee: Undergraduate students who were admitted prior to Fall 2012 are assessed a $75 fee during the semester of graduation.

Questions? Contact the Bursars Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 413-545-0337 or visit the Bursar website.

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