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University of Maryland University College is committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs through a variety of financing and payment options.

When it comes to covering your college expenses, you have choices. Federal student financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships are available to help fund your degree. Plus, you may qualify for employer-provided tuition assistance and/or military benefits. Your eligibility is based on your current financial need and other factors.

Ways to Make Your Education More Affordable

Explore the options below and decide which ones are the best fit for your life and budget.

Explore the different federal financial aid options, including grants and loans.

Learn about the more than 100 scholarships offered by UMUC.

Learn how UMUC can work directly with your employer if you receive education benefits through your job.

UMUC is experienced helping military and veteran students use TA and veterans education benefits to pay for school.

Spread out your tuition costs over the entire semester with the interest-free monthly payment plan.

Find out about tax credits and deductions available to college students that can bring down your costs.

Melinda Robinson Staff Military Veteran Student Recruitment

I try to facilitate anything the student needs—from questions about academic programs to questions about benefits and tuition assistance to career advice. I feel like the advisors are the heart of the university. We're on the front lines, talking with our students every day and working to get them what they need and want.

Melinda Robinson

Veteran, Air Force

Admissions Counselor