Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates for Fall 2015

Per Credit Hour

In-state tuition


Out-of-state (non-resident) tuition


Erickson School in-state M.A.


Erickson School out-of-state M.A.


Information Systems online M.S. tuition


Additional Fees

Per Credit Hour

Athletic fee *


University Commons fee *


Transportation fee *


Auxiliary facilities fee


Graduate Program fee


Technology fee




One-time fee payable over two semesters


Matriculation Fee


* Denotes Non-refundable

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Note: 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 University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes
If you believe you qualify to be classified as a Maryland resident for in-state tuition purposes, you must complete the Graduate School Residency Form that accompanies the Graduate School application. The determination of Maryland residency is defined by the University of Maryland Board of Regents. You can find more detailed information about how residency is determined at the Registrar's website.

Applicants who do not complete the residency form in its entirety may be temporarily classified as non-residents although they currently live in Maryland. Please fill out the residency form in its entirety; the state auditors require that all fields be filled out on the residency form.

If you are residing temporarily in the United States in student visa status, you do not qualify for Maryland residency. However, international students with graduate assistantships are assessed tuition at in-state rates.

Refund of Tuition & Fees

Your billing may change as a result of adding/dropping courses or withdrawing from the university. In some cases, students may be entitled to refunds of tuition and refundable fees (based on the schedule below) for term withdrawals and for dropping individual classes (Fall and Spring semesters). Please note that a stop payment on a check, failure to pay the semester bill or failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal from the university. If a student is compelled to leave UMBC at any time during the semester, he or she must complete requirements for withdrawal as stipulated by the Registrar's Office.

Please visit Student Business Services at for the refund schedules. The refund schedule applies both to dropping individual classes and withdrawing from the university in the Fall and Spring terms, as well as Summer and Winter terms.