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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.

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

Fall 2016

Billing and Financial Aid Payments

With Spring 2017 registration fast approaching (Advanced Registration beginning November 1), be sure to check your bill and ensure that it is satisfied. This includes paying any unpaid balances not covered by your financial aid. Any outstanding bills will prevent you from registering for the Spring 2017 semester. Contact Us for more information about aid options.


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. >>