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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.


Fall 2017 Merit Scholarship Agreement

Having trouble accessing your Merit Scholarship Agreement?  Please be sure to Upgrade your MyUMBC Account and allow 24 hours before viewing your agreement online.  Step-by-Step Instructions are available in your offer packet and online here.

2017-2018 Financial Aid

We are in the process of reviewing FAFSAs for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. We will be e-mailing need-based financial aid award notifications to students’ myUMBC in early April.

Remember, for the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need to use your 2015 tax information. For more information about these changes, check out our FAQs.

UPDATE: Effective 3/10/2017, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is unavailable. At this time, the IRS anticipates the tool will remain unavailable for several weeks. This issue does not limit your ability to apply for financial aid, and we strongly encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. To learn more about this outage and the other options available to aid applicants, you can read the Department of Education’s official statement about this issue here.

Summer 2017 Financial Aid

The 2017 Summer Aid Application is now available. To learn more about summer financial aid opportunities and eligibility, check out our Summer/Winter Aid Page.


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. >>