Considering how you'll finance your education is important before you get started with your application. Our admissions advisors can answer any questions and help develop a plan that's affordable for your budget.

Tuition & Payment FAQs

Where can I find UMGC's tuition rates? +

Learn all you can about our affordable tuition rates. If you know which program you're interested in, you can find ballpark costs on the degree or certificate page.

How can I determine my estimated tuition and fee costs? +

The Time and Tuition Estimator provides estimated tuition and fees based on your program of interest and tuition rate. You can calculate potential savings with transfer credits, scholarships, grants, tuition assistance, and employer discounts. Plus, you can estimate your graduation date. Get your estimate today.

Can I afford to attend UMGC? +

With state university tuition rates, flexible transfer credit programs, scholarships, and financial aid, UMGC can help you bring a degree within reach. We'll help you develop a plan that's affordable for you.

Does UMGC have a payment plan for tuition and fees? +

Yes. Learn more about how you can manage your payments with UMGC's interest-free monthly payment plan.

Can I use a payment plan to assist in settling my account balance? +

Yes. You could be eligible to participate in an interest-free monthly payment plan. This plan gives you financial flexibility by allowing you to spread out payment for tuition and fees over several months. Instead of writing one big check to cover your college costs, you can make several smaller, more manageable monthly payments—and there are absolutely no interest charges, just a small nonrefundable application fee. Talk to an admissions advisor to learn more.

Will military Tuition Assistance cover my costs at UMGC? +

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit that pays for your tuition. Each branch of the armed forces has its own criteria for this assistance. If you qualify, your branch will pay UMGC directly, reducing your out-of-pocket costs. While Tuition Assistance pays up to 100 percent of your undergraduate tuition (up to fiscal year caps, which vary by military service branch), it does not cover all costs, such as resource materials or all graduate tuition. Financial aid can help meet these additional costs.

How do I know if I qualify for the military tuition rate at UMGC? +

We help make education more affordable by offering a discounted military tuition rate for eligible military servicemembers and their spouses and dependent children.

Student veterans and their spouses and dependent children can qualify for the military rate if they are currently in one of the categories listed at the link above, or they may qualify for the in-state rate if they are residing in Maryland and meet certain other requirements. Please contact our residency office at for more information.

Additionally, our admissions advisors can help you pursue all payment options, including educational benefits, financial aid, and scholarships.

If I qualify for military Tuition Assistance, when can I expect it to be applied? +

Tuition Assistance will be applied to your account within 48 hours of receipt. If your account does not reflect your tuition assistance payment after 48 hours, please contact Third-Party Billing.

Financial Aid FAQs

Who is eligible for financial aid at UMGC? +

We encourage everyone to apply for financial aid. Whether the aid you receive is in the form of scholarships or Federal aid money, our Financial Aid Office is here to help you.

How do I apply for financial aid at UMGC? +

First, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. Then, learn about UMGC's complete financial aid options.

Does UMGC offer scholarships? +

We offer more than 100 merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified students. Special scholarships are available for military servicemembers, spouses, and veterans.

How do I apply for a UMGC scholarship? +

You must meet the minimum qualifications before you are invited to apply for UMGC scholarships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Graduate students must complete a minimum of 9 UMGC credits with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 15 UMGC credits with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.


If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be sent an invitation to complete the online scholarship application through your To Dos in MyUMGC.

Can I receive multiple scholarships from UMGC? +

Yes. You can receive multiple scholarships from UMGC.

If I enroll at UMGC, will I still be able to use financial aid for classes at my community college? +

Since UMGC is your home school, you are responsible for paying tuition at your host school, which would be your community college. If you complete a UMGC financial aid consortium agreement, your financial aid will be based on your total enrollment at both schools.

For more information, view UMGC's policy on attending other institutions and receiving aid.

If I apply for financial aid as a community college alliance student, which school issues it? +

If your community college is your home school, that institution issues your financial aid. As soon as you plan to make UMGC your home school, you should apply for financial aid through UMGC. If you still plan to take classes at your host school (community college) while enrolled at UMGC, you are welcome to complete the UMGC financial aid consortium agreement.

For more information, view UMGC's policy on attending other institutions and receiving aid.

Does UMGC work with a lender that offers alternative loans to UMGC students? +

UMGC does not endorse any specific lender or group of lenders. Please check with your bank or lending institution to find information on participating lenders, application requirements, interest rates, loan limits, and repayment options.

Does UMGC offer other kinds of financial support? +

We also offer a Student Aid Fund for Emergency Relief, designed to assist students who are suffering a financial hardship due to an unforeseen emergency.