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UMass Board of Trustees votes 11-2 to raise tuition and fees an average of 5.8 percent

The meeting was previously scheduled in June but was delayed by the Board on June 8 so the vote could be taken after the Massachusetts state budget was finalized.

VIDEO: Amherst residents vote in primary election

Amherst residents spoke on who they cast their ballot for on primary day.

Letter: Yes, college should be free

Erika Civitarese argues Lucas Coughlin’s previous article that college should be free.

Mitt Romney would be Republicans’ best hope in 2016

Owen Wiggins argues that Mitt Romney should be running for president for the upcoming 2016 elections.

UMass students turn to crowdsourcing to pay for education expenses

Instead of taking out private loans that can carry high interest rates, some students are asking for people to donate to their education using websites like GoFundMe.

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure

Governor’s decision brings allocation for the university system back in line with his initial proposal.

Committee recommends UMass increase tuition, student fees for in-state undergraduates

The committee also approved a motion for a $250 Information Technology student fee, which will be voted on by the Board of Trustees June 17.

Higher education should be more accessible

Anthony Maddaleni discusses how both the UMass administration and politicians constantly prioritize less important issues over funding for college students.

UMass tuition and fees frozen for second consecutive year

The freeze, approved by the UMass Board of Trustees in June, will affect in-state, undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Campus Perspective: Picking a major at a cost

Florida’s proposed decision to freeze tuition costs for STEM majors and raise fees on others in an effort to steer students towards job-friendly degrees has left some UMass students feeling as though such an economic strategy devalues a liberal arts education.

UMass vs Amherst College: Why do we have more debt?

Billy Rainsford explores why lower tuition costs at UMass do not necessarily equal less debt.

Dollar$ and Sense: Out of State

Guest columnist Elizabeth Sinclair from BJ Roche’s 301 Journalism class reports on the difficulties of being an out-of-state student at UMass.

Dollar$ and Sense: Why students choose UMass

Continuing the Dollar$ and Sense series, Christina O’Brian gets more student perspective.

Holub addresses campus; discusses fee increases

In a letter to the University of Massachusetts community late Thursday night, Chancellor Robert C. Holub addressed the issue of university budget for the next fiscal year.

Class of 2014 sets university record of applicants

The class of 2014 has broken a previous university record of applicants. The freshman class has been continually increasing over the years and trends show that this increase in numbers could keep up in years to come.