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Listed are estimated rates for the Academic Year of 2011-2012. Rates are approved by the Board of Regents. 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. Official rates can be found on the UMBC Bursar's office website for tuition and fees.

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Room Rates
Residence Halls Double Rooms(Including Potomac Hall) $6,065
Residence Hall Triple Rooms $4,275
Apartment & Continuous Occupancy Suites (Harbor) $6,282
Single Room Additional Fee $538

Apartment residents are responsible for a monthly utility charge that is billed at end of semester and divided among those apartment residents.

Board Rates
The Ultimate Meal Plan $3,872
Fab 14 Meal Plan $3,606
Flexible 14 Meal Plan $4,234
Super 200 Block Meal Plan $3,274
Terrific 10 Meal Plan $3,114
Flexible 10 Meal Plan $3,562
Advantage 5 Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $1,734
Mega 50 Block Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $818
Mini 25 Block Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $416

Residents of Potomac Hall (a 9 month community) and Harbor Hall 151-156(WILL), 162-174(9 month floor), 225-239 (ILE), 262-274 (Aspiring Teachers) and 325-339, 362-374(9 month floors) are required to select one of these Winter Session Meal Plans:

The Ultimate $425
Fab 14 $320
Teriffic 10 $215
Mini 25 Block $196
Just Flex - $50.00 $50

NOTE: These projected Winter Session rates are based on a 3.0% increase from 2010-2011.

* Students selecting this option will be able to use the Flex Dollars during the Winter Session and/or during the Spring Semester

For more information about meal plans and menu options, go to

Communication Fee
Residence Halls & Apartments $350

*This fee will be added to your room rate and covers cable, high-speed ethernet access, and the digital phone with voice mail service.