Funding your education

Financial Assistance

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: 

(See RESOURCES below for current tuition rates and cost calculation sheet links)

All students seeking aid should submit a FASFA application.

External Grant Funding Opportunities
The Center for Social Science Scholarship and The Hilltop Institute support graduate students through internally and externally funded grants and research projects.

Co-op and Work Study
UMBC also offers graduate student support through co-op programs, work study, and other arrangements. U.S. applicants should complete a FASFA form when they apply to graduate school.

Students planning to study full time should consult the UMBC Office of Financial Aid for details about the variety of other scholarships, grants, and loans available. Government agencies and other organizations may also provide support to their employees for graduate education. Employees should check with their human resources department.

Alumni Tuition Scholarships

$1000 Alumni Tuition Scholarships and application fee waivers ($50) are available for UMBC alumni who enroll in masters or certificate programs for spring 2019 or fall 2019. Complete information will be available about on the Graduate School website


For current tuition cost information: Tuition and fees

To assist in calculation tuition and fee costs: Cost Calculator

Step by step financial aid for new students

UMBC Financial Aid: [Click here for more information]

Financial information for International Students

Scholarships available through UMBC: [Click here for more information

UMBC Graduate Assistantships Information: [Click here for more information ]

Fellowships: [Click here for more information

Scholarship Assistance for Maryland Residents [Click here for more info