Cost of Attendance: What Will UMUC Cost Me?

To qualify for financial aid, 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, as well as indirect (variable) costs, like books, transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and housing.

Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program of study, your credit load per semester, your residency, and your living situation. To estimate your cost of attendance, the following charts can offer an approximate figure.

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

Example: Meet John. He’s an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He’s also a resident of Maryland, where he lives with his wife. What will John’s annual cost of attendance be? His annual cost of attendance would be calculated like this:

Tuition Rate: Undergraduate, Maryland Resident

$3,264

Annual Living Expenses: Amount from the Undergraduate Living on Own

$21,785

John's Annual Cost of Attendance:

$25,049

Annual Estimated Half-Time Tuition and Fees (2013-14)

Half-time enrollment is just as the name implies: It’s half the number of full-time credits. For all undergraduate students and most graduate students, 6 credits are considered half-time. For MBA and doctoral students, 3 credits are considered half-time. Tuition and fee charges are estimated based on students being enrolled for two semesters and are adjusted for when you’ve actually enroll.

Half-Time Tuition and Fees

Tuition rate

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Specialty Graduate Programs (MBA, cyber security, data analytics)

Doctor of Management

Maryland Resident

$3,264

$5,676

$4,164

$6,522

Nonresident of Maryland

$6,168

$8,088

$4,164

$6,522

Military

$3,000

$5,296

$4,164

$6,522

Annual Living Expenses (2013-14)

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.

Type of Expense

Undergraduate
Living with Parents

Graduate
Living with Parents

Undergraduate
Living on Own

Graduate
Living on Own

Undergraduate
Students (less than half-time)

Graduate
Students (less than half-time)

Books

$600

$400

$600

$400

$300

$200

Room & Board

$6,790

$6,790

$17,820

$17,820

$0

$0

Transportation

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

Computer

$500

$500

$500

$500

$0

$0

Loan Fees

$90

$90

$90

$90

$0

$0

Personal Expenses

$2,575

$2,575

$2,575

$2,575

$0

$0

Annual Total

$10,755

$10,555

$21,785

$21,585

$500

$400