Financial Aid

We understand that the ability to fund your education is an integral part of the decision-making part for many families below you will find some helpful links to financial assistance options. We highly encourage our students to apply to any and all scholarships they qualify for to reduce the cost of attendance: 

UMBC Financial Calculator [Click here to access calculator]


Emergency and Disaster Health Systems Scholarship:

Gary G. Rupert Scholarship Endowment
Award Amount: Varies up to $1000
Deadline to Apply: May 30th
Eligible Students:
– Emergency and Disaster Health Systems Majors (any concentration) Juniors or Seniors
– Graduate Level Students (Master’s & Ph.D. EDHS Specialization)

To apply to scholarships:

  1. You must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access your login portal.
  2. Complete the General Application;
  3. Once submitted, if applicable, you will be notified if you are eligible to apply for additional Apply-To Scholarships (see below).
  4. See apply-to scholarship information below for completing application to the Gary G. Rupert Scholarship.

Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify based on school-reported data – no further action is required. All students who qualify will be auto-matched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship only that you are now eligible to be considered for one.

Apply-To Scholarships: These are scholarships that have additional criteria beyond the General Application.
To see a list of scholarships that may need additional action on your part to receive consideration,

  1. Select “Recommended” under “Opportunities.”
  2. Submit short personal statement, documentation of community service, and a resume for further consideration.

Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts (varies up to $1000) are based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.


The University System of Maryland (USM) Women’s Forum Student Scholarship (awards up to $1000) is open to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Attending a USM institution.
  • Earned a minimum of 48 undergraduate OR 12 graduate credits (by June 1, 2022).
  • Plan to enroll as a student for the Fall 2022 term.
  • Currently has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate OR 3.25 for graduate at your USM institution (upload an unofficial university transcript).
  • Demonstrated financial need (upload FAFSA or explanation of financial need)
  • Students are eligible for only one scholarship per lifetime.

Other Resources:

UMBC Financial Calculator [Click here to access calculator]

UMBC Job Opportunities: HANDSHAKE (Formerly UMBCWorks) []

Veteran’s & Military Benefits

  • Students who are using military benefits may have additional documents to submit to the university.
  • At UMBC, the Registrar’s Office coordinates all veteran and military benefits direct.
  • The Registrar’s Office Veteran’s Students page provides detailed information regarding this process including a checklist of required steps


UMBC Financial Aid [Click here for more information

Scholarships available through UMBC [Click here for more information

Scholarship Assistance for Maryland Residents [Click for more information]

Academic Common Market for Out-of-State Students [Click for more information]



UMBC Financial Aid [Click here for more information]

Scholarships available through UMBC [Click here for more information

UMBC Graduate Assistantships [Click here for more information ]

Fellowships [Click here for more information

Scholarship Assistance for Maryland Residents [Click here for more info



Maryland State Firemen’s Association Scholarships [Click here for more info]

The Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program [Click here for more info]

The Sander Cohen Scholarship Foundation [Click here for more info]

The Bryant Gladney Paramedic Education Scholarship [Click here for more info]