Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Please visit the Student Business Services (SBS) website to see the current cost of tuition and fees.  Please note all fees are mandatory and should be included in cost estimates, and please be sure to use out-of-state tuition rates.  Tuition rates are different for Graduate and Undergraduate students, as noted on the website.  Lastly, please note all international students are required to be enrolled full-time (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduate students).

*In planning for your expenses at UMBC, remember that international students are automatically enrolled in UMBC’s health insurance plan. To learn more about Health Insurance at UMBC, please visit the appropriate page on our website here.


Billing Information

Your bill for your tuition and fees each semester is only generated when you register for classes.  You can use the billing calendar to see the schedule of when your bill will be generated, and when it is due, based on when you register each semester.

Please note that bills are only generated in your myUMBC account – you will not receive a paper bill in the mail.  You can see your bill by logging into your myUMBC account, and under the Topics menu, choose Billing and Personal Finances. You can click on Payments and Billing to see your bill, or click on Account Inquiry to see a live balance, which will reflect recent transactions before your actual bill is updated.

Bills can be paid in a number of ways, including those listed here on SBS’s website.

If your family or another individual should have access to your bill, you can set up a “parent PIN” that allows another person to have access to your bill.  PIN stands for Personal Identification Number.  Log in to your myUMBC account, click on Topics, then Billing and Personal Finances, then Payments and Billing, then click on “create new” under the Parent PIN section.

Third Party Billing – If your bill is paid by an outside organization, such as a scholarship from your home government, you can learn more about connecting your financial sponsor to UMBC here.



Undergraduates – Scholarships for Undergraduate students are primarily offered at the time of admission, in the form of Merit scholarships (based on grades and test scores submitted with your application) and Scholars Programs, which require a separate application to the specific program.  Some scholarships are offered for current students as well.  You can learn more about Undergraduate Scholarship opportunities here.

Graduates – Graduate students can be eligible to receive funding through an Assistantship, which can be a TA (Teaching assistantship), RA (Research Assistantship), or GA (Graduate Assistantship).  The student will work in this position on campus 20 hours per week, and in return typically receives tuition remission, health insurance, and an annual stipend ranging from $12,000 – $25,000.   Assistantship offers are usually given by your academic department, often based on your application documents.  Each department manages this process differently, so questions concerning assistantship opportunities should be directed to your academic department.  Occasionally, other assistantship opportunities can become available outside of departments, such as through the Graduate Student Association or other on-campus offices.  These are not advertised in a specific location, but are often included in the Graduate School’s email newsletters.  Some additional information is available on the Graduate School’s website, here.


Please note that scholarships are extremely competitive, especially for current students, so please do not plan your finances assuming that you can find a scholarship after you arrive on campus.