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International Students

International students are ineligible for Federal Student Aid and institutional need-based financial aid. However, undergraduate international students may be considered for UMBC merit scholarships.

Students who are eligible to remain in the United States under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are ineligible for Federal Student aid and institutional need-based financial aid. However, DACA students may be considered for UMBC merit scholarships.

Beginning with the 2019-2020 award year, qualified children of undocumented immigrants who are eligible for in-state tuition under 15-106.8 of the MD Education Article are also eligible to apply for various State financial aid grants and scholarships. The Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) is available to applicants who are ineligible to receive federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can learn more about the MSFAA here.

International and DACA students may participate in UMBC’s Monthly Payment Plan, as an alternative to a one-time payment of the bill in full.

International students may also visit the following web pages to gather additional information regarding their study in the United States:

  • EduPass: Information for international students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in the United States.
  • InternationalStudent.com: Information and advice regarding preparation for your education as well as living and learning in the United States.

For more information about international study at UMBC, please visit our International Education Services Department.