To qualify for financial aid at University of Maryland University College, many financial aid programs require you to demonstrate financial need first. A key piece in determining your financial need will be calculating your cost of attendance. Your cost of attendance consists of both direct (fixed) costs, such as tuition and fees for your degree or certificate, as well as indirect (variable) costs, like transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and housing.

Your Tuition Rate + Your Annual Living Expenses = Your Annual Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program of study, your credits per semester, your residency, and your living situation. The following charts can offer an approximate cost of attendance.

Example: Meet John. He’s an undergraduate student who plans to attend UMUC half-time in order to earn his bachelor's degree in computer science. He’s also a resident of Maryland, where he lives with his wife. His annual cost of attendance would be calculated like this:

Tuition Rate: Undergraduate, Maryland Resident $1,704.00
Annual Living Expenses: Amount from the Undergraduate Living on Own $21,280.00
John's Annual Cost of Attendance: $23,074.00

Annual Estimated Half-Time Tuition

All undergraduate students and most graduate students are considered to be attending half-time if they are taking 6 credits per semester. For the Master of Business Administration and doctoral programs, half-time is 3 credits per semester. Tuition charges are estimated based on students being enrolled for two semesters and can be adjusted after enrollment.

Half-Time Tuition

Tuition Rate and Fees Undergraduate (6 credits) Graduate (6 credits) Specialty Graduate Programs (6 credits) Doctor of Management (3 credits)
Maryland Resident

$1,794.00

$2,838.00

$4,164.00

$3,261.00

Nonresident of Maryland

$3,084.00

$4,044.00

$4,164.00

$3,261.00

Military

$1,500.00

$2,748.00

$4,164.00

$3,261.00

Annual Living Expenses

Living expenses are estimated based on you being enrolled in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year; they’re adjusted if you enroll for fewer than these two semesters. Unless otherwise noted, expenses are the same for undergraduate and graduate students.

Type of Expense Student Living with Parents Student Living on Own Students (less than half-time) Military
Room & Board

$4,400

$15,430

$0

$4,012

Transportation

$200

$200

$200

$200

Computer/Supplies

$500

$500

$500

$500

Personal Expenses

$5,150

$5,150

$0

$5,150

Annual Total

$10,250

$21,280

$700

$9,862

Quick Facts & Figures

What drew me to UMUC is the credibility, flexibility, and cost.

Jennifer Aguilar

Military Spouse

English Bachelor's Degree