UMBC's campus during the fall, shot in 2021

Funding Your Education

Find opportunities to further advance your career and academic studies.

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.

UMBC's administration building, located at the edge of campus by the Retriever Activity Center.

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.

“To obtain a fee waiver please contact

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.

You Qualify If:

• You have received a degree from UMBC or will have received a degree from UMBC before you begin

• You are a new graduate student admitted for the first time to an upcoming semester

• You enroll in a degree seeking master’s or certificate program

Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this tuition scholarship or further details about requirements, please contact Mike Suica at

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide graduate students with the financial resources necessary to pursue their degrees. This financial support—stipend, tuition remission, and benefits—is part of the University’s commitment to the success of our graduate students. Most GA positions are awarded by individual departments. Contact your program’s Graduate Program Coordinator to see if they are offering any GA positions.


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.

Internal Fellowships

UMBC Dissertation Fellowship

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.

Meyerhoff Fellows Program

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.

External Fellowships

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UMBC Graduate School
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD, 21250

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