A Lot Less Moola Moola On CampusChristina Del Valle
The University of Massachusetts in Boston has become a symbol of tough times. The 10th floor of the library is being used as offices and classrooms. Tuition has jumped 64% since 1988, to $2,134 a year, and additional fees have soared 659%, to $1,913. Over the past three years, the school has laid off 16% of its faculty. And school officials have shuttered the undergraduate legal program and the 1,000-student Park Square campus downtown. "We don't feel we could go any lower without impacting the academic mission," says David A. Edwards, associate vice-chancellor for administration and finance at UMass Boston.
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