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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.


Summer 2017 Financial Aid

The 2017 Summer Aid Application is now available. The Priority Deadline to apply for Summer Session aid is April 14, 2017. To learn more about summer financial aid opportunities and eligibility, check out our Summer/Winter Aid Page.

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 Awards

We are currently making financial aid offers for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year to students with complete financial aid files. As a reminder, all notifications are sent via e-mail to your myUMBC account. Be sure to review your Alerts for any outstanding documents.

If your financial aid offer includes a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, you can learn more about this program here.

Reminder: Effective 3/31/2017, the US Department of Education has announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will continue to be out of service for the next several months.  At this time, the IRS anticipates the tool will remain unavailable until at least October 1, 2017. If you have an Alert requesting tax information, you will need to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript instead. You can obtain Tax Transcripts here.


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. >>