Thinking about enrolling in summer classes to put yourself on track to graduate sooner? Now is the time to think about your academic and financial plans for Summer Session. You can avoid late fees and other financially stressful situations this summer by being proactive about your finances. We have resources to help you calculate your Summer Session costs, estimate your summer financial aid eligibility, and explore other financing options.
Financial aid for Summer Sessions may be available for eligible UMBC students who are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Since the summer semester is a combination of all sessions within Summer Sessions 1 and 2, your eligibility for financial aid will be finalized after the drop/add date for Summer Session 2. Aid will be approved or adjusted based upon your final enrollment at UMBC for the combined Summer Sessions and will be released to apply to your bill in mid-July. Along with meeting SAP standards, students should also meet the following criteria:
- Be working towards a degree or approved certificate at UMBC.
- Have a valid FAFSA on file for the current academic year.
- Be enrolled in at least six (6) credits and
- Submit a Summer Financial Aid Application after you have enrolled in your courses.
Please note: While not required, we strongly encourage students to have a valid FAFSA for the upcoming academic year on file as well.
For more information about Summer Session, please visit the UMBC Summer Session website.
Generally, there is no additional aid available specifically for Winter Session. However, Pell-eligible students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss their winter enrollment plans. Pell Grant recipients who are enrolled for less than 12 credits during the fall term may be eligible for additional Pell Grant based on their combined fall and winter enrollment. Pell Grant recipients enrolled full-time for the fall semester receive their maximum Pell Grant during the fall, and therefore will not have additional eligibility based on winter enrollment.
Students who enroll in fall and winter terms for less than 6 credit hours in either term may be eligible to use their combined enrollment for Federal Stafford Loan eligibility if the total combined enrollment is 6 credit hours or more. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss winter and fall aid eligibility.
For more information about Winter Session, please visit the UMBC Winter Session website.
Monthly Payment Plan
UMBC offers the Monthly Plan Plan (MPP) for the summer semester to help budget your out of pocket costs currently not covered by any financial aid. For a list of allowable charges and for more information on the plan contact Student Business Services. The MPP is not available for the winter term.