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Program Costs


Tuition and Fees for 2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Breakdown of tuition and fees for a student taking one (three-credit) course:



Maryland Resident
Non-Maryland Resident

Tuition (MD resident = $585 per credit, Non-resident = $968)



Shady Grove Auxiliary Facilities Fee ($56 per semester)



Shady Grove Technology Fee ($14 per credit)






Application Fee       

$70 (paper), $50 (on line)

One-time matriculation fee*



*The one time matriculation fee will be paid during the first two semesters of enrollment for Master's degree-seeking students, and the fee will be posted to student accounts automatically: $100 will be charged the first semester; $100 will be charged the second semester. Certificate and non-degree students will not be charged a matriculation fee or orientation fee. The certificate diploma fee will continue to be charged when the application for certificate diploma is submitted to the Graduate School. For more information on the matriculation fee, please click here.


Incoming cybersecurity students may wish to apply for the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASF), an annual Department of Defense sponsored scholarship program that promotes the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in information assurance and cybersecurity studies and students seeking graduate certificates in information assurance disciplines.

Similarly, the federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a yearly awarded National Science Foundation sponsored scholarship program to promote the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students in information assurance studies. Detailed information and all forms may also be found at the Official NSF SFS web site.

Information on the IASF or SFS programs at UMBC can be found at the UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance (CISA) website.

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