Your housing cost depends on your room type. Please click HERE for detailed information on housing costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. Posted costs include all utilities. The mandatory meal plan is $5390 for the academic year. The cost of the meal plan will appear on the resident’s UMass bill. The cost of housing will not appear on the UMass bill and will need to be paid directly to UMass Boston through the Bursar office.