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.
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2015-2016 Financial Aid Awards
Financial Aid & Scholarship Inquiries
We are currently in our peak processing time for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please feel free to contact our front office at 410-455-2387 for general financial aid inquiries or 410-455-3813 for scholarship inquiries.
You are welcome to contact your Financial Aid Counselor by phone or email should you have a question or concern that you would like to discuss with them directly. A detailed voice message is appreciated if your assigned counselor is unavailable at the time of your call. Your counselor will respond to your voice message or email within two business days.
Award notifications for the 2015-16 academic year are available beginning March 25th, please check your myUMBC e-mail account for additional information. Students with financial aid alerts must submit requested information to our office before an award notification can be made.
New! Loan Acceptance
Effective Fall 2015, students will be required to accept or decline the Stafford Loan(s) offered in their aid package. Students should consider using the Cost Calculator to help determine the amount of loan they may want or need to borrow.
Fall 2015 Book Loans are now available. Please visit our Book Loans page for more information on the eligibility criteria for the fall semester.
Financial Aid Disbursements
Fall 2015 financial aid disbursements have begun for full-time students who have a completed financial aid file. Part-time students with a completed financial aid file can expect to have their financial aid disburse after the add/drop enrollment period ends for the fall semester. Please check your myUMBC account for additional information on the status of your financial aid.