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Cost and Tuition

Costs and Financial Resources

For information about tuition, fees, room and board, and other educational expenses visit the Student Business Services website.

For information about textbooks and other course materials visit the UMBC Bookstore.

For an estimated cost of attendance visit the Financial Aid graduate and undergraduate webpages.

Educational Benefits and Tuition Assistance

Benefits managed through the Veterans Administration (i.e. Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33 – Post 9/11 , 35, 1606, 1607)  are certified through the Registrar’s Office. To learn more about the educational benefits certification process, click here.

Benefits managed through the Tuition Assistance Program are processed through the Student Business Services Office. To use Tuition Assistance, have your coursework approved through the appropriate military tuition assistance program (see ‘Before Applying’ for portal information). Once approved, provide your approval letter/statement to Student Business Services.

Please be aware that the Department of Defense requires that UMBC return any unearned TA funds to the department based on how much of the course you completed and that you pay a portion of those returned funds. You may owe a portion of your tuition to UMBC and a portion to your military branch. If you are using tuition assistance, you should contact your military education counselor or education services officer before dropping or withdrawing from a course.

Below is the TA return schedule:

Regular Semester (15 weeks)

  • Day 1 – 5 :  100%
  • Day 6 – 10 :  80%
  • Day 11 – 15 :  60%
  • Day 16 – 20 :  40%
  • Day 20 – 45 :  20%

12 week summer session

  • Day 1 – 3 :  100%
  • Day 4 – 6 :  80%
  • Day 7 – 9 :  60%
  • Day 10 – 11 :  40%
  • Day 12 – 36 :  20%

8 week summer session

  • Day 1 – 3 :  100%
  • Day 4 – 6  :  80%
  • Day 7 – 9 :  60%
  • Day 10 – 11 : 40%
  • Day 12 – 24 :  20%

6 week summer session

  • Day 1 – 3 :  100%
  • Day 4 – 6 :  80%
  • Day 7 – 9 :  60%
  • Day 10 – 11 :  40%
  • Day 12 – 18 : 20%

4 week summer session

  • Day 1 – 3 :  100%
  • Day 4 – 6 :  80%
  • Day 7 – 9 :  60%
  • Day 10 – 11 :  40%
  • Day 12 :  20%

4 week winter session

  • Day 1 :  100%
  • Day 2 :  75%
  • Day 3 :  50%
  • Day 4 :  25%
  • Day 5 – 12 :  20%