University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, 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.
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Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
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.
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.
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.
Books and Supplies
Tuition Payment Plan
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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.
Average Aid Per Year
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
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.
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
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.
Loan Default Rate
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.

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
At Maryland you will be challenged academically and socially. The knowledge spread throughout the resources including professors, teaching assistants, libraries, and other students at the University of Maryland is enough to assure yourself that you are getting the most for your money. In addition, as a young adult, you will be put in situations where you have to make decisions for yourself as well as represent who you are as a person. The University of Maryland is a place where students are pushed to do their best in their studies as well as strengthen their social skills so that its students can become succesful adults.
Stephanie from Frederick, MD
First, the food for the most part is very expensive for what it is, and you will grow tired of it quickly. That aside, being at a school with the population of a large town, you will get excellent research opportunities and will work among some of the brightest minds from around the world. For many classes, your professors will be accomplished authors and researchers, but there are also informal study groups and discussions that supplement the lectures. However, also as a result of being a large school, receiving personal attention for your non-academic needs will have to make it through the bureaucracy of the school. The campus is large and many buildings have been renovated, but it is self contained. There is a 'main street' with an active nightlife, but the surrounding neighborhood is not so good, and crime and theft is unfortunately a problem in those areas. On a purely academic level however, this college is one of the top-ranked schools in America especially in science and engineering, so you will get that for the price of a public university.
Andrew from MD
As an out of state student, my tuition is a little bit more expensive than an in-state student, but it’s an education well spent. There are tons of scholarships to apply for to help finance your education at Maryland; many great scholarships are listed right here on this site. On top of that Maryland offers a substantial amount of financial aid to need-based applicants. And if that still isn’t enough you can also take out a payment plan with Financial called the Terp Payment Plan in which you can make low monthly payments to the university. Maryland’s a great school so don’t let the price intimidate you there are many different options for financing you education here.
Anna from Glen Cove, NY
I am an in-state student, and even though I did not recieve any financial aid, I was given the opportunity to get a job. In fact, getting jobs on-campus is encouraged. I currently work in the UMCP Admissions Office nd couldn't be happier with the job. I get to speak with prospective students and their parents, and tell them all they need to know about my school. I can't say that I am rich from the job, but having a job allows me to help out with what little bills that I do have, as well as have so walk around money when I am out with my friends.
Eli S. from Fort Washington, MD
Since I live in-state, my tuition plus room and board is pretty reasonable. For the location, the professors, the experience, and the possibilities, I do think it's worth it.
Nicole from Silver Spring, MD
Excellent school. Its pricey but what school isn't? At only approximately $23000 (in-state for me) I couldn't ask for more. State of the art work-out facilities, outstanding academics, plenty of extracurricular activities, and more. This University is amazing. I could not have asked for anything more.
David from Bowie, MD
In-state tuition is a great way to save money on college. You will be educated at one of the best universities in the world, and won't have to break the bank in order to get a world-class education.
Oleksiy from Gaithersburg, MD
If you look at the â??best buyâ?? colleges online, youâ??ll surely find UMD as one of them. In-state tuition is very affordable as far as college goes at $24,352. If you donâ??t live in Maryland, youâ??ll be paying about $44,045 a year. Although this is definitely a lot, the price tag is not as high as several other colleges with a reputation as good as Marylandâ??s that can run up into the 50 and 60 thousands per year. Whatâ??s unique about Maryland compared to some other universities is that students are admitted into all Big 10 sports games, even the big football matches, for free. In other schools, you can be paying anywhere between $20-$150 for a student ticket. One thing that all UMD students know that we donâ??t have to pay for either is school gear. After only one semester at Maryland, I have received over ten free Maryland t-shirts. As long as you keep your dining points on track, there is little youâ??ll have to pay for on campus while at UMD.
Kerrigan from Severna Park, MD
I'm an out of state student, so I pay a higher tuition than most of the population of the school (Maryland students) but it is worth every penny. There is a joke on campus that one out of state student per year pays for the flowers that make up the big M at the entrance of campus-but as a student you are paying for so much more. You find a new home, and a new family, and a new sense of self, and the knowledge you gain is worth every cent.
Anonymous from PA