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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.


2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2019. You will need to use 2018 tax information to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA; the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is available for the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Students and parents can complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA online at, or by using the free myStudentAid app on a mobile device. Download the myStudentAid app for free from the Apple App Store (iOS) or from Google Play (Android).

Remember, the priority deadline to file your 2020-2021 FAFSA is February 14, 2020. UMBC’s School Code is 002105.

2019-2020 Financial Aid Offers

We are currently making need-based financial aid offers for the 2019-2020 academic year to students with complete financial aid files. Financial aid offer notifications are sent electronically to students’ UMBC e-mail accounts. Remember to monitor your myUMBC Alerts for any outstanding information.

Who Is Your Financial Aid Counselor?

UMBC students who are applying for need-based financial aid are assigned a Financial Aid Counselor who will work with them as they progress through the financial aid process. Financial Aid Counselors can help you with questions about how to apply for financial aid, what documents you need to provide to complete your application, and what to do if your financial circumstances change. Click here to find out who your Counselor is and how to contact them.

 Profile Sharing

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records by limiting the disclosure of such records. Students may grant other individuals access to their account information via the Profile Sharing feature in myUMBC. It is a student’s responsibility to share their profile with anyone they would like to receive information about their financial aid and billing.  For instructions on how to provide a person access to your financial aid and billing information, please see our Profile Sharing Instructions.


FAFSA School Name: UMBC
FAFSA School Code: 002105

Financial Aid Processing:

All documents received are logged and linked to your financial aid record. myUMBC Alerts will disappear within two (2) business days of receipt. Processing of financial aid documents may take up to four (4) weeks. You should expect that processing times may approach this limit during high-volume periods, such as the start of each term, add/drop, and admissions deadlines. Please continue to monitor your myUMBC account for correspondence or requests from our office and staff.

Our current processing time is up to four (4) weeks from the date your last required document is received.

To see a list of requirements, view your Alerts via your myUMBC account. >>


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