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.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships staff are available to assist you during all regular business hours — Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.
Feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions, email, call, or visit our office. All this and more can be found by visiting our contact page!
2023-2024 Financial Aid
- Apply online at studentaid.gov/ or via the myStudentAid mobile app.
- Opens October 1, 2022
- Apply by March 1, 2023 for priority aid consideration in the 2023-2024 academic year.
- FAFSA applications submitted after March 1st will be reviewed for award eligibility.
- Be sure to add UMBC/school code 002105
Financial Aid Awarding
- Admitted Students: Awarding is currently ongoing for newly admitted students who have submitted a 2023-2024 FAFSA application.
- Continuing Students: Awarding for continuing students will begin in late March for students who have submitted a 2023-2023 FAFSA application
Now Hiring Front Office Assistants!
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is now hiring undergraduate students for our Front Office Assistant Position. The position requires attention to detail and includes phone, email, and in-person customer service. Submit your application by 4:00pm Thursday, April 13th for consideration. Questions regarding the application can be directed to Natalie Smith, Financial Aid Services Coordinator at email@example.com.
Financial Aid Disbursement
Spring 2023 billing statements begin posting by Student Business Services (SBS) January 1st. All charges included on statements are due by the 20th of the month. You can find a full billing schedule as well as information on payment plans and refunds on the SBS website. Spring financial aid will begin disbursing as early as January 20th to student accounts. You can find how much you may owe by the billing due date by subtracting your pending spring financial aid from your bill.
Financial aid disburses to student accounts weekly. If your financial aid exceeds the balance due on your account, you may be expecting a refund. Refunds are processed by SBS typically within 1-2 days of disbursement. You can find more information regarding your refund method or the status of a refund with SBS.
You can find a full list of disbursement dates on our calendar below.
If there are any adjustments to your financial aid award, you will receive a notification on myUMBC.
The FAFSA application is currently available for the 2022-2023 academic year. While our priority deadline has passed for 2022-2023, it’s not too late to complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid! Be sure to include the UMBC school code (002105) on your FAFSA application for consideration.
Frequently Asked Questions!
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships now has a page dedicated to frequently asked questions! Visit our FAQ Page today to get quick, easy-to-understand answers to the most common questions you have regarding financial aid.
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.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Reporting
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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