If you're a Pennsylvania resident and have already earned at least 30 credits from another regionally accredited university or community college, you can earn as much as $12,000 in scholarship funds toward your bachelor's degree at University of Maryland University College thanks to a special scholarship for Pennsylvania residents, the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship.1

The prior credits you've earned don't have to transfer to UMUC for you to be eligible for the scholarship. As long as you've earned them and you meet the required criteria, you are eligible.

How to Earn the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship

Start by contacting a UMUC admissions advisor. Just fill out the form to the right or call us at 855-655-UMUC, and your admissions advisor will walk you through the process, discuss your specific situation, and answer your questions.

Then, when you're ready, you can get started on your degree in three easy steps:

Scholarship Details

You will begin receiving scholarship funding after you have successfully completed your first term at UMUC. The Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship is awarded in increments based on the number of credits you complete. For example:

Scenario 1: Transferring No Credit

If none of your prior credits transfer, you must earn all 120 of the credits needed to graduate. If you successfully complete six credits your first term at UMUC, those six credits will be applied toward your degree but you will not receive scholarship funds toward them. For every term afterward, however, all of the credits you complete will earn scholarship awards at an increasing rate, and your award would be more than $12,000, as shown below.

Credit Source Credit Earned Scholarship Percentage Awarded Out-of-State Tuition per credit Award Per Credit Total Award

Transfer Credit

0

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First Term at UMUC

6

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First 1–60 Credits2

54

15%

$499.00

$74.85

$4,041.90

Credits 61–902

30

20%

$499.00

$99.80

$2,994.00

Credits 91 through degree completion2

30+

35%

$499.00

$174.65

$5,239.50

TOTAL

120

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$12,275.40

Scenario 2: Transferring 30 Credits

If you transfer 30 credits to UMUC and complete six credits your first term at UMUC, you would only need 24 more credits to reach your first 60 credits. Those 24 credits will earn an award equal to 15 percent of the out-of-state rate. Then next 30 will earn 20 percent, and the final 30 will earn 35 percent. Your total award in this case would be just over $10,000.

Credit Source Credit Earned Scholarship Percentage Awarded Out-of-State Tuition per credit Award Per Credit Total Award

Transfer

30

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First Term at UMUC

6

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First 1–60 Credits2

24

15%

$499.00

$74.85

$1,796.40

Credits 61–902

30

20%

$499.00

$99.80

$2,994.00

Credits 91 through degree completion2

30+

35%

$499.00

$174.65

$5,239.50

TOTAL

120

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$10,029.90

Scenario 3: Transferring 90 Credits

UMUC allows a maximum of 90 transfer credits toward an undergraduate degree. If you transfer 90 credits and complete six credits your first term, you would need only 24 credits to graduate. Those 24 credits would earn scholarship awards equal to 35 percent of the out-of-state rate, and your total award would be more than $4,000.

Credit Source Credit Earned Scholarship Percentage Awarded Out-of-State Tuition per credit Award Per Credit Total Award

Transfer

90

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First Term at UMUC

6

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First 1–60 Credits2

0

15%

$499.00

$74.85

$0.00

Credits 61–902

0

20%

$499.00

$99.80

$0.00

Credits 91 through degree completion2

24+

35%

$499.00

$174.65

$4,191.60

TOTAL

120

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$4,191.60

These scenarios are just three examples of possible outcomes. Your totals will vary depending on how many credits you actually transfer and how many credits you complete your first term. To receive the scholarship, you must complete at least one credit your first term, but you could take as many as 18.

Eligibility Criteria for the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship

To qualify for the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship, you must

  • Be a current resident of Pennsylvania3
  • Have successfully completed at least 30 credits with a 2.0 average or better from a regionally accredited university or community college4
  • Meet UMUC's admissions requirements
  • Be pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • Be a new UMUC student and begin your studies at UMUC in summer 2017 or fall 2017
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at UMUC

The Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or tuition discounts. Current UMUC students who have not previously been awarded the scholarship are not eligible but may qualify for other scholarships.

1 This scholarship cannot be combined with any other discounts or with the Summer Term Scholarship or the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students.
2 Earned after your first term at UMUC.
3 You must be a permanent resident of Pennsylvania to be eligible.
4 An equivalent degree from another accredited institution may be considered on a case-by-case basis.