To qualify for financial aid at University of Maryland Global Campus, many financial aid programs require you to demonstrate financial need first. A key piece in determining your financial need will be calculating your cost of attendance. Your cost of attendance consists of both direct (fixed) costs, such as tuition and fees for your degree or certificate, as well as indirect (variable) costs, like transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and housing.
Your Tuition Rate + Your Annual Living Expenses = Your Annual Cost of Attendance
Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program of study, your credits per semester, your residency, and your living situation. The following charts can offer an approximate cost of attendance.
Example: Meet John. He’s an undergraduate student who plans to attend UMGC half-time in order to earn his bachelor's degree in computer science. He’s also a resident of Maryland, where he lives with his wife. His annual cost of attendance would be calculated like this:
|Tuition Rate: Undergraduate, Maryland Resident||$1,734.00|
|Annual Living Expenses: Amount from the Undergraduate Living on Own||$21,280.00|
|John's Annual Cost of Attendance:||$23,074.00|