UMass hikes fees amid student uproar

by E Wayne Ross on March 2, 2009 UMass hikes fees amid student uproar

DARTMOUTH — Ignoring the signs, persistent chanting and occasional outbursts of about 150 student protesters, the UMass Board of Trustees overwhelmingly voted Friday to raise student fees by $1,500 for the next school year.

The 12-4 vote during a meeting on the Dartmouth campus raises the annual cost for a full-time, in-state undergraduate at UMass Dartmouth to $10,358, a jump of 17 percent. System-wide, tuition and fees for in-state undergrads will rise, on average, from $9,548 this year to $11,048 in the upcoming academic year.