Our advisors can help you explore federal student aid and other financing options for your online degree.
UMUC encourages all students to apply for financial aid, regardless of income or whether studying at the undergraduate or graduate school level.
Our financial aid counselors are here to help you understand the financial aid process and find ways to meet, manage, or lower your education costs.
About Federal Student Aid
Federal student financial aid, available through the U.S. Department of Education, provides loans, grants, and scholarships to help cover your college expenses. Eligibility is based on financial need and other factors, including full-time or part-time status and academic progress.
Apply for Aid at UMUC
UMUC encourages you to apply for financial aid, regardless of your income. You may receive more than you expect! All the forms you need to apply for financial aid and for admission to UMUC are available online.
The FAFSA is Your First Step
Your first step in applying for aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. UMUC's school code is 011644. For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by the established priority deadlines:
- June 1 (for fall)
- November 1 (for spring)
- April 1 (for summer)
Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
Explore More Financial Aid Resources
View UMUC's financial aid resources, including videos and additional information on types of aid, determining your eligibility, and more.
Financial Aid Tools
1 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
Military Education Benefits
UMUC's experienced advisors can help you maximize your military education benefits, including
- Tuition Assistance
- GI Bill®1
- Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program
9 Great Ways to Pay
for Your Education
- Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan
- Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance
- UMUC Scholarships
- Private Scholarships.
- Federal Grants
- Federal Loans
- Alternative/Private Loans
- Military Benefits
- Tax Credits
Learn more about these 9 Great Ways to Pay for Your Education.