If you're a Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware resident and have already earned at least 30 credits from another regionally accredited university or community college, you could earn more than $9,000 in scholarship funds toward a bachelor's degree at University of Maryland University College thanks to the UMUC NE Tri-State 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 have earned these credits, meet the required criteria, and submit the required documentation, you are eligible.

How to Earn the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship

Apply to UMUC

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 by completing the following three easy steps:

Meet the Initial Eligibility Criteria for the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship

To qualify for the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship, you must

  • Be a permanent resident of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware
  • Provide official transcripts showing at least 30 semester hours of transferable college credit
  • Meet UMUC's admissions requirements
  • Be pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • Be a new UMUC student and begin your studies at UMUC in the fall 2018 or spring 2019 term
  • Be paying the out-of-state undergraduate tuition rate

Current UMUC students who have not previously been awarded the scholarship are not eligible but may qualify for other scholarships.

Remember to Submit Your Transcripts

In order to be eligible for the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship, you must submit official transcripts showing successful completion of at least 30 credits from a regionally accredited university or community college.

We must receive transcripts at least four weeks prior to the end of the current term in order for students to be awarded the scholarship in the next term. You only need to submit your transcripts once, not every term.

Scholarship Details

How the Scholarship Works

You will begin receiving UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship funding after you have successfully completed your first term at UMUC. The scholarship is awarded in increments based on the number of credits you have completed, with the award percentage per credit increasing at two specific points in your academic journey. You earn the award by completing credits, and the award is applied the following term.

Disbursement Details

  • You earn a 10 percent scholarship award per credit for terms in which you complete credits 1–60.
  • You earn a 20 percent scholarship award per credit for terms in which you complete credits 61–90.
  • You earn a 25 percent scholarship award per credit for terms in which you complete credits 91 and onward.

Please note the following:

  • If you earn credits 60 and 61 in the same term, that entire term's award will be calculated at 10 percent per credit, not 20 percent.
  • If you earn credits 90 and 91 in the same term, that entire term's award will be calculated at 20 percent per credit, not 25 percent.

Example

In the following table, we use "award earned" to determine when you meet the credit requirements for an award. The award is then applied to your student account for the next term.

Award Earned Award Applied Award Percentage Per Credit2 Award Amount Per Credit3 Estimated Max Award Amount

Any term in which you complete credits 1–60

The next term

10%

$49.90

$2,994
for 60 credits

Any term in which you complete credits 61–90

The next term

20%

$99.80

$2,994
for 30 credits

Any term in which you complete credits 91 and onward

The next term4

25%

$124.75

$3,742.50
for 30 credits

Estimated Award Amount (for 120 Credits) = $9,730.50

This example highlights one potential award scenario. The amount you earn will depend on the number of credits you take at UMUC and the number of credits you successfully complete per term.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements

You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at UMUC and continue to pay the out-of-state undergraduate tuition rate to remain eligible for the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship.

Additional Information

Please note the following:

  • Certificate, non-degree seeking, master's, and doctoral students are not eligible for the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship.
  • The UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship is not available to students paying the stateside military rate or to students in the Asian or European division.
  • Withdrawal from all courses in a term in which the UMUC NE Tri-State Scholarship applies will result in the scholarship being canceled for that term. Your balance will be recalculated, and you will be responsible for any outstanding amounts. You will receive the scholarship in the next term in which you are eligible and enroll.
  • If you feel that you are eligible for the scholarship and are not receiving it, you can contact an advisor.

1 This scholarship cannot be combined with the 2018 Fall Term Scholarship or the Maryland Completion Scholarship.
2 Please refer to Disbursement Details for award percentage rules.
3 Reflects fall 2018 stateside undergraduate out-of-state tuition rate.
4 The scholarship does not cap at 120 credits, so your award amount may vary depending on your course load.