The process of applying for financial aid at UMBC is simple. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for financial aid using our school code of 002105. You can complete the FAFSA on the web at or via the myStudentAid mobile App.

2023-2024 Academic Year
  • The 2023-2024 FAFSA form closes on June 30th, 2024.
  • Click here for more information about the 2024-2025 FAFSA.
2024-2025 Academic Year
  • The FAFSA application is available now.
  • Click here for more information about the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Enrollment in Summer/Winter Sessions are considered Special Programs for financial aid purposes. Please be sure to review the eligibility requirements.

FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)

After the FAFSA has been processed, the federal processor will send a FAFSA Submission Summary to you. The FSS indicates whether you have been selected for a process called verification and whether you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. However, eligibility for all other financial aid awards is determined by UMBC. If you do not have a copy of your FSS, you can request a duplicate copy from the Federal Student Aid Information Center by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Review your FSS carefully for accuracy and make sure that UMBC is listed. If it is not, we will not receive your application data until you add UMBC to your FAFSA. We will begin receiving FSS information in late March and students may expect updates from us during that time.

If you have questions about your FSS, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.