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2021-2022 Graduate Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes costs for which students will be billed directly, such as tuition and mandatory fees. These are termed direct costs. The cost of attendance also includes costs for which a student is not billed directly, but which the student should consider when planning their expenses for attending UMBC. These are termedĀ indirect costs, and can include: rent, utilities and food; books and supplies; transportation to and from campus; loan fees; and other personal expenses. Actual costs for individual students may vary based on personal circumstance.

Note: The figures below are estimates, based on slight increases to the 2019-2020 pre-COVID rates. State and institutional decisions related to COVID may impact these amounts; figures are expected to be finalized in May for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Cost of Attendance

Per Year
Per Year
Tuition/Fees $15,048 $23,994
Rent/Utilities/Food $22,500 $22,500
Books $800 $800
Transportation $2,416 $2,416
Other $1,684 $1,684
Direct Loan Fee $178 $178
PLUS Loan Fee $888 $888
Total: $43,514 $52,460