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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass President Seeks $40 Million Budget Increase

 

The president of the University of Massachusetts system has announced that he plans to ask for $519 million in state funding for fiscal year that starts in July.
 
    President Robert Caret said Wednesday the request is $40 million higher than last year and would advance the system's quest for student-state funding parity while allowing for tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students to be frozen for a second consecutive year.
 

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TSM - UMass President Robert Caret (R) with Mayor Jon Mitchell
TSM - UMass President Robert Caret (R) with Mayor Jon Mitchell

UMass President Visits Downtown, Marine Commerce Terminal Site

 

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret's bus tour makes a stop in New Bedford on Wednesday.

University officials joined Mayor Jon Mitchell for a walking tour of Downtown New Bedford. The

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass Boosts Financial Aid

The University of Massachusetts is directing a record $169.2 million of its own funds toward student financial during the current academic year.

UMass President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the money, mostly in the form of grants, helps maintain affordability, access, and keeps student debt manageable

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Caret Seeks $480 Million For UMass, Warns Against Further Cuts

 

UMass President Robert Caret says his goal is to have the state pay 50% of the money needed for educational programs on the five campus UMass system, and the students paying the rest in tuition and fees.  L

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