Prospective Students

We’re glad you’re considering UMBC! The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to assisting students in understanding the financial aid process.

UMBC is pleased to provide a student aid calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility. The calculator is intended for use by U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be incoming first-year, full-time students entering in the fall semester pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

Please note this calculator is for estimates only and the actual award package will vary depending upon the time of year, regulatory and institutional policy changes, availability of funds as well as verifiable financial information.

Click on “Net Price Calculator” below for your estimate:

Net Price Calculator

Below is a step-by-step tool that will guide you through the financial aid process beginning with your application for admission to UMBC and concluding with the payment of your bill. The links are helpful to both prospective and incoming freshmen. Be sure to visit the rest of our website for more information that may meet your specific needs.


Getting Started:


Apply for Scholarships:

UMBC offers both need and merit-based aid for prospective freshmen and transfer students. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities available at UMBC here:

Our staff is available Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. Feel free to contact our office with any questions you might have!