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Differential Tuition

Differential tuition only applies to students who have achieved 60+ credits, representing either junior or senior class standing.

Differential tuition applies only to students who have achieved 60+ credits, representing Junior or Senior class standing.

Students enrolled in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the A. James Clark School of Engineering or who are declared majors in the Department of Computer Science will be charged differential tuition. 

The breakdown of differential tuition charges for the 2021-2022 academic year is as follows:

  • Full-time: $2,913 ($1,456.50 per semester)
  • Part-time: $120 per credit

Regular, full-time students will be charged for no more than four semesters of undergraduate differential tuition.

Part-time students will be charged on a per-credit basis but, cumulatively, will not be charged for more than the equivalent of four full-time semesters of undergraduate tuition.

Students who major in two or more of these programs will be charged differential tuition for only one program, not to exceed four full-time semesters.

Students who decide to change their major during the schedule adjustment period to a major outside of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, will receive a 100% refund of the differential tuition charge on their account. Differential tuition charges will not be refunded after the schedule adjustment period.

Students who are eligible for financial aid, or who receive full-time university merit scholarships, should consult with the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine if assistance will be available with respect to the differential tuition charges. Students are also encouraged to review the Office of Student Financial Aid Differential Tuition FAQs.

For the most current information about tuition and fees, please see the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering.


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