Funding Your Education
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Financial Aid & Scholarships
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County participates in all federal and state student financial aid programs.
In addition to scholarships and assistantships available through the Graduate School, students can access other financial aid opportunities through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, located in the Albin O. Kuhn Library on the pond level.
Student Business Services publishes tuition and fee rates for graduate students, as well as information on:
• Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes
• Mandatory Fees
Visit Student Business Services for more information.
Use the Financial Aid office’s Tuition Calculator to estimate semester or yearly cost.
Student Business Services is located on the 3rd Floor in the Administration Building.
UMBC Alumni Scholarship
Thank You Retriever Nation! You’ve made us proud and now UMBC wants to celebrate its alumni with a $1,000 scholarship toward your first semester of graduate studies.
In addition, application fees are now waived for UMBC alumni for applications to The Graduate School.
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No additional scholarship application is required. If you do qualify, the award will be posted to your account under anticipated aid.
Regular admission requirements and deadlines still apply. If the deadline for your program of choice has passed, contact the program coordinator to see if you can still apply.
Employees of the University System of Maryland (including UMBC) or any spouse/dependent of an employee of a University System of Maryland school (including UMBC) receiving tuition remission do not qualify for this scholarship.
Fellowships, like scholarships, are selective awards granted to graduate students for academic excellence. They are used to fund graduate study, scholarly work, or to provide professional development to an aspiring graduate student. Internal fellowships are offered through UMBC, while external fellowships may be obtained outside the university.
UMBC offers a limited number of Dissertation Fellowships to students who have reached doctoral candidacy. This fellowship is designed to provide doctoral candidates at UMBC an opportunity to devote the necessary concentration and attention towards finishing the writing of their dissertations.
Funded by an NIH-MBRS Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) grant, the Meyerhoff Fellows Program focuses on promoting cultural diversity in the biomedical sciences at the graduate level.
There are many sources on the web to find graduate fellowships. Some popular ones include:
•Council of Graduate Schools
•BigFuture Scholarship Search at The College Board
•The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine
•GEM Consortium Fellowships
•American Psychology Association
•Pathways to Science
Major National Fellowships
• DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
• Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
• National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
• National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
• National Physical Science Consortium
• Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
• Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
• The Hertz Foundation
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Graduate Scholarships
• American Association of University Women
• Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
• NASA Graduate Fellowship
• Social Science Research Council
UMBC’s Graduate School Office
UMBC Graduate School
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD, 21250
Available Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
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