University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,539
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,217
$30k - $48k
$16,042
$48k - $75k
$20,721
$75k - $110k
$23,932
$110k+
$24,173
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,778
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,872
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,046
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@umbc.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,402
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,667
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,657
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,894
Students receiving federal aid
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,667
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,007,689
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,639,055

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,348
Students receiving federal loans
40%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,188
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,658
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The tuition price is good for instate students, however it is mandatory to have a meal plan if in the dorms. The meal plan price is slightly expensive compared to purchasing and making your own food. Nevertheless, it is easy to earn money by applying for the many internships and jobs due to a website dedicated to their search.
Roxanne from Glen Burnie, MD
UMBC's cost of attendance is actually quite low compared to other Maryland colleges. Also, as a scholarship recipient myself, I can also say that UMBC offers many different scholarships and loans to incoming freshman to ensure that students are taken care of. Also, I must say that UMBC's prices are definitely worth it for the wonderful educational, professional, and extracurricular opportunities it offers!
Monet from Mitchellville, MD
As a student seeking to obtain scholarships, I understand monetary value and I would definitely say UMBC is worth the buck. Although not as expensive as Ivy League school's the university provides network opportunities and facilities of comparable class. The dedication to success fuels both students and faculty and highly contributes to the increasing number of meritorious accomplishments by the school.
Jay from Owings Mills
UMBC is ranked as one of the most affordable institutions of higher learning in Maryland. I know that when I tell my other friends who attend Maryland universities like Stevenson and College Park what I pay for tuition they get jealous. The cost is most affected by whether you commute or live on campus and what residence hall you live in along with your meal plan of choice. The apartment housing can be a bit pricey and most students only live in them if they have a nice scholarship to pay the expenses. Overall, you are truly getting a Harvard education for a public, state university price.
Laura from Odenton, MD
UMBC is tied with Yale for quality of undergraduate education. The teachers here are qualified and do an excellent job of preparing you for your future endeavors.
Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
i think so. it gives me the opportunity to learn, to do research in a lab, to meet professionals in my field (scientific research). it is one of the least expensive colleges in my state (aside from a community college- but i already went to one of those). a good choice if you ask me.
Sarah from Gaithersburg, MD
Rated 1st up and coming schools in America.
Andrew from Stevensville, MD
One of my favorite things about this school is that they have this concurrent enrollment between their school and other schools in the Maryland area. The great thing about this program is that you can take classes at other schools such as Towson University and Morgan State University that may not be available at UMBC and it is still covered under your UMBC tuition.
Adrienne from Springdale, MD

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