In April 2020, UMGC offered financial assistance for UMGC students facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. At this time, all available UMGC Student Emergency Fund grants have been awarded.

If you are approved for a grant, it will be posted to your student account. If you have not signed up for direct deposit, you are strongly encouraged to do so by logging into your MyUMGC Student Portal and navigating to the Finances tab. Receiving a check by mail can take up to six weeks.

If you have an active payment plan for the semester, this funding will pay that balance first. If the full balance is not covered by these funds, the payment plan will be redistributed to lower the amounts of any remaining monthly payments. If there are remaining funds available, they will be refunded to you.

How Emergency Grants Were Awarded

Students could receive a UMGC Student Emergency Grant in the amount of $500, up to once per academic year, as long as they were enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) during the term in which they applied and were in good academic standing or meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) if they were a financial aid recipient.

By applying, students were requesting this emergency funding from UMGC in the amount of $500 (up to once per academic year) to assist with their educational and financial needs. Grants must be applied to any outstanding balance due to UMGC for the term in which they applied for it, and then any remaining grants funds were refunded to the student. If the student's semester bill was paid in full or covered by financial aid or other sources, the emergency grant money was released to the student as a refund and could be used to assist with their financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, including housing, food, childcare, healthcare, technology, and/or course materials.