It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.
To be eligible for Smart Track, you must be
- Eligible for your employer's tuition assistance
- Pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate at UMGC
Tuition and Billing for Smart Track Students
Under the Smart Track Program, your employer will cover a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year for undergraduate courses, calculated at a reduced tuition rate of $291 per credit. With the special Smart Track tuition, this means you will be able to take up to 18 credits per year at no cost to you. You will be responsible for any charges not covered by your employer at the reduced Smart Track rate.
If you enroll in Smart Track, you must complete the EdAssist Letter of Credit for each term. Until this form is received and processed, you will be responsible for any charges.
Special Discount Program
Even if you’re not eligible for Smart Track, you, your spouse, and your legal dependents may be eligible to receive a discount of up to 25 percent on out-of-state tuition for all undergraduate and standard graduate programs thanks to UMGC’s alliance with Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions.
If you are enrolled in Smart Track, your spouse, and your legal dependents may still take advantage of the up to 25 percent out-of-state tuition discount. If you are not eligible for or choose not to enroll in Smart Track, you can still take advantage of the discount program for eligible employees. However, you cannot leave the Smart Track program and receive discounts within the same calendar year.
Tuition Discount Details
This discount will be applied to out-of-state tuition for eligible students in most programs.* This discount cannot be combined with certain scholarships or discount programs, including the Maryland Completion Scholarship, the Military New Graduate Student Savings Program, the Alumni Succeed Again Scholarship, and the discount for out-of-state community college alliances. Discounted tuition rates may not fall below the standard in-state rate or any special tuition rate offered to eligible activity-duty military servicemembers, their spouses, or dependents.
Get Started & Register for Smart Track
Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.
Complete the EdAssist tuition application: Complete and submit the Tuition Assistance Application to EdAssist after enrolling in UMGC courses. In addition, you must submit your grades to EdAssist at the completion of each course. You may access your grades in your MyUMGC Student Portal. Students are encouraged to refer to their company's tuition assistance policy for policy details.
Provide your letter of credit: Submit a Letter of Credit to firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting a letter of credit for the Smart Track program, please be sure to use the rate of $291 per credit. This rate only applies to undergraduate programs. You must select "U of Maryland Global Campus Smart Track Program" when completing your form.
For Non-Smart Track Students Only
If you are not eligible for the Smart Track program but would still like to verify your eligibility for the standard discount program, complete a tuition benefits verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses. Be sure to fill out the proper form. UMGC has a separate verification form for employees/members and spouses/dependents.