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UMBC Tuition & Cost

Baltimore, Maryland

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Maryland Resident Sticker Price
$29,030
In State Costs for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,704
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$3,324
Room and Board $12,350
Other Expenses Budget$3,052
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$44,664
Out of State Costs for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Fee Cost
Tuition$24,338
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$3,324
Room and Board $12,350
Other Expenses Budget$3,052

Residents of Maryland pay an annual total price of $29,030 to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,704 for tuition, $12,350 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $3,324 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $44,664 which is 53.9% higher than Maryland residents. The tuition charge is $24,338 while room and board is $12,350, books and supplies are $1,600 and other fees come in at $3,324.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$17,094
Net Price by Income University of Maryland Baltimore County
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,820
$30,001 to $48,000$12,605
$48,001 to $75,000$20,614
$75,001 to $110,000$23,922
$110,000+$24,529

The average reported annual net price for University of Maryland Baltimore County for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,094 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

81% of full-time undergrad University of Maryland Baltimore County received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,901 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 33% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,328 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,073.

Finanical Aid University of Maryland Baltimore County
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,901 81%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,276 76%
Pell Grants $5,041 25%
Other Federal Grants $787 9%
State and Local Grants $4,974 23%
Federal Student Loans $5,328 33%
Other Student Loans $14,073 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Maryland Baltimore County, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,556. The loan balance of $54,556 is a four year multiple of the $13,639 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $521 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $54,556
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $520.52
Total Interest Paid $7,906.93
Sum of All Loan Payments $62,462.93

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$116,120
Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $29,030 $44,664
2 $29,946 $46,073
3 $30,891 $47,527
4 $31,865 $49,026

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Maryland Baltimore County to be $116,120 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Maryland Baltimore County
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Maryland Residents $361 $1,083 $1,444
Out of State Residents $1,010 $3,030 $4,040

Estimated cost for a class at University of Maryland Baltimore County based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Maryland Baltimore County versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Maryland Baltimore County Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.