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UMBC offers a range of financial aid and payment options so that all students may benefit from a UMBC education. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.

For more details, select your student status under the “Information For” menu above.


2017 Scholars Program Applications Live!

Applications to apply for UMBC’s elite Scholars Programs for 2017 is now available Incoming Fall 2017 Freshman are eligible to apply to the Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) Scholars, Cyber Scholars, Meyerhoff Scholars, Humanities Scholars, Linehan Artist Scholars, Sherman Teacher Education Scholars and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars. For more information, click here.

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Book Loans Now Available

Students who are expecting to receive a refund from their fall financial aid package may be eligible to use their excess aid to purchase textbooks at the UMBC Bookstore. Visit the Book Loans section of our web page for more information.

Financial Aid Disbursements

Fall 2016 financial aid disbursements will begin August 23 for undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 credits and graduate students enrolled in at least six credits who have a completed financial aid file.

Fall 2016 financial aid disbursements will begin after the add/drop period ends for undergraduate students who are enrolled in less than 12 credits. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least six credits to be eligible for a Stafford Loan.

Billing and Financial Aid Payments

Students who have been billed with an August 20th due date are only responsible for paying the difference between their balance due and pending financial aid, if any. Students will not receive a late fee on the portion of their balance that will be covered by pending financial aid. Note: Financial aid is considered pending only if the aid is visible on the Financial Aid Inquiry screen of your myUMBC account.

2016-2017 Financial Aid Awards

2016-2017 financial aid packages are now available to students who have a completed financial aid file. Please check your myUMBC account to determine whether you have any outstanding Financial Aid To Dos.


FAFSA School Name: UMBC
FAFSA School Code: 002105

Financial Aid Processing

Our current processing time is up to 4 weeks from the date your last required document is received.

To see a list of requirements, view your Alerts via your myUMBC account. >>