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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.


2017-2018 Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is changing beginning with the 2017-2018 award year. Beginning October 1, 2016, you can complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA. The income used on the 2017-2018 FAFSA will be from two years prior to the application year. For the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will be able to use your 2015 tax information. The UMBC priority deadline will not be changing- February 14. For more information about these changes, check out our FAQs.

Fall 2017 Meyerhoff Scholars Progam

UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program application Priority Deadline is December 1, 2016 Applications will be accepted until the submission portal closes in later Winter 2017.  The Meyerhoff Scholars Program supports high-achieving students who have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or combined MD/Ph.D. in the sciences and engineering, and who are interested in the advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and related fields.  All Fall 2017 incoming freshmen are eligible to apply!  

Are you a counselor or teacher completing a Meyerhoff Recommendation Form?  Click here to submit online.

2017-2018 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, Humanities Scholars, Linehan Artist Scholars, Sherman Teacher Education Scholars and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars. For more information, click here.

Spring 2017

Billing and Financial Aid Payments

More information coming soon.


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. >>