Parents & Family

Welcome parents of prospective, new, and current UMBC students! We strongly encourage our students to be proactively involved in the financial aid process that affects them; however, we understand that parents sometimes desire specific information about their students’ financial aid in order to assist them with college expenses. To this end, the following will assist parents in making the financial aid process a little easier.

Accessing Student Records

Parents who need information about their student’s financial aid offer can receive this information if Profile Sharing access is on file. It is the student’s responsibility to grant profiling sharing access via myUMBC to anyone they wish to have access to view or discuss their information.  Students may grant access for individuals to view information online and/or contact university offices by phone, email, or in person.

Estimating Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Parents can estimate their students’ out-of-pocket expenses by comparing the financial aid offer to estimated tuition, fee, food and housing charges which can be found under the Cost tab.

Additional Loans to Supplement the Award Package


If you are interested in staying more connected with the UMBC campus, The Division of Student Affairs also offers UMBC Family Connection. This portal can help you stay up to date regarding UMBC news and resources to help your student succeed.