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Maryland Resident Students

We are committed to providing pathways to accessible and affordable education.

The University of Maryland offers many financial aid programs including scholarships and grants to turn your dream into a degree.

As a public institution, we are committed to making higher education affordable. Listed below are the estimated costs of 2018-2019 annual tuition, room, meals and other fees1.

Estimated Costs Maryland Resident
Annual tuition and mandatory fees2 $10,595
On-campus residence hall room, cable and phone3 $7,425
Meal plan (Average) $5,004
Books and supplies4 $1,250
Transportation and incidental costs4 $2,522
Total $26,796



1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the university reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

2. Only students who are pursuing a major in business, engineering and computer science will be charged additional tuition based on credit hours. Get additional information and a breakdown of these charges on our differential tuition page.

3. Off-campus costs can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid website. 

4. These figures are averages and will vary from student to student.

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

Scholarships and grants provide funding that you don't need to pay back and are awarded based on financial need and/or academic achievements. Freshman applicants that submit a completed application by the November 1 priority deadline are automatically considered for our Freshmen Merit Scholarships. Transfer applicants that submit a completed application by the March 1 Priority Deadline are automatically considered for our Transfer Merit Scholarships.

Maryland residents will be considered for the following need-based grants based on the FAFSA EFC:

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program at the University of Maryland is designed to assist students in meeting their educational and living expenses through part-time employment. FWS, a federally funded program, offers opportunities at both on and off campus locations as is available for students who exhibit financial need based on the FAFSA EFC.

There are several ways to finance your education at the University of Maryland using loans. These funds are borrowed and must be repaid after graduation.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application needed to be considered for federal loans including the:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan for eligible students based on the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan for eligible students

More detail regarding the types of aid programs offered at the University of Maryland can be found by visiting the Office of Student Financial Aid website.


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