Spring 2014 Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students

Tuition Rates Per Credit

Residents of Maryland


Nonresidents of Maryland




Active-duty military personnel and their spouses, those in the Selected Reserves, members of National Guard units, and some dependent children of active-duty military personnel are eligible for the military rate. Commissioned Corps members of the uniformed services (the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and their spouses and some dependent children are also included under the military rate. In addition, honorably discharged veterans who reside in or are domiciled in Maryland are eligible for the Maryland resident tuition rate. Please see sections IV. C, D and E of the USM residency policy for specific details. 

Regular tuition rates apply for cooperative education, course challenge examinations, and EXCEL 301.


Application for admission (non-refundable; fee incurred when application for admission is submitted)


Cooperative Education administrative fee


Cooperative Education job development seminar


Diploma/certificate (applications must be submitted with nonrefundable fee by the deadline)


Laboratory Fee (required for enrollment in BIOL 230, 331, 355, 356, 435, 437, and 438; BSCI 105, 106, 201, 202, 223, 230, and 424; CHEM 103, 113, 132, 232, 233, 242, and 243)


Prior Learning enrollment fee (nonrefundable; charged when you register)


Prior Learning Portfolio evaluation, first evaluation


Prior Learning Portfolio evaluation, each additional


Prior Learning credit award fee (per credit)

$ 90

Prior Learning credit award reevaluation fee (available only in special cases)


Service charge for dishonored checks


Shady Grove Center weekday daytime program fee (per semester hour; required for all weekday daytime courses at the Shady Grove Center)


Technology fee (per credit; does not apply to military students)


Testing (nonrefundable; to be paid upon requesting any make-up exam)  


Transcripts (regular service, per copy)


Golden ID students (Maryland residents only) are eligible for remission of tuition only. All other fees continue to apply. 

All undergraduate students are required to pay undergraduate tuition for all undergraduate courses in which they are enrolled. Tuition rates are subject to the approval of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. They may be changed, or other charges may be included, as a result of the Board of Regents decisions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the USM Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents has authorized the university to charge a student's delinquent account for all collection costs incurred by the university. The normal collection fee is 17 percent plus attorney and/or court costs. The service charge for a dishonored check is $30. Requests for services (for example, transcripts, diplomas, withdrawals) will be denied until all debts are paid.