At University of Maryland Global Campus, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of many of our students. Now, as always, UMGC is offering financial resources to help you achieve your educational goals. Because at UMGC, we're not just made for you—we're here for you.

PACE110: A No-Cost, One-Credit Course

We're proud to offer PACE 110, a one-credit undergraduate course at no cost. This course is offered during our summer term and is designed to help you get used to learning online and explore how our online programs and resources align with your professional goals.

As part of our Program and Career Exploration (PACE) course series, PACE 110 serves as an introduction to UMGC's learning management system, our academic culture, our range of student support services, and all the ways we're made for you. If you enroll in this course, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on your academic and professional goals as you engage in discussions and complete short assignments relevant to both your personal and professional aspirations. Enrollment limits apply.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this course, you must

Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

With UMGC’s interest-free monthly payment plan, students can manage their education costs by paying tuition over the course of several months, rather than in one lump sum. These monthly payment plans are both manageable and interest-free, making it easier for you to pursue your educational goals.

Other Resources

We strongly recommend that you review the following financial resources:

  • Federal Financial Aid: If you don't already have a FAFSA on file, it is strongly recommended that you do so. Keep in mind that a completed FAFSA application can help determine your eligibility for scholarships and grants, as well as student loans.

  • NOTE: If you are seeking financial assistance for the current spring 2020 semester, you should complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA, and you should complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you are interested in being considered for financial assistance in the summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021 or spring 2021 semesters.

  • UMGC's Veterans Assistance Fund: If you are a veteran, please review UMGC's Veterans Assistance Fund to see if you may be qualified for additional funding assistance through this program. If you have questions regarding your eligibility or anything related to the fund, please contact the Vessey Veterans Resource Center.

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission: If you are a Maryland resident, you can visit the MHEC website for information about the different financial assistance programs you might be eligible for. If you are not a Maryland resident, please check your state's department of education website for any opportunities that may be available to you.

Contact our advisors who can assist you with additional information and available resources at 800-888-8682 or

Out-of-State Scholarships

For new students who qualify for our out-of-state tuition rate, we are now offering Out-of-State Scholarships that can save you up to $100 per credit on a bachelor's degree or $50 per credit on most master’s degrees.