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Military New Graduate Student
Savings Program

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The Military New Graduate Student Savings Program ran between April 12, 2023 and April 9, 2024, and is now closed. This page has been left up for archival purposes.


Eligible students were able to save 30 percent per credit toward a graduate program.

Active-duty military students, reserves, and their spouses and dependents were eligible for the Military New Graduate Student Savings Program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Eligible students had the opportunity to save 30 percent—or $144—per credit on most master’s degrees and graduate certificates* when they enrolled as a new graduate student at UMGC and qualified for the military tuition rate.

In order to receive these savings, students must have enrolled for their first term of credit-bearing graduate coursework between April 12, 2023 and April 9, 2024 for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, or Spring 2024 terms.

Initial Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must

  • Meet UMGC's graduate admissions criteria
  • Meet UMGC’s graduate military rate eligibility criteria
  • Be seeking your first UMGC graduate-level degree
  • Have no prior UMGC credit-bearing graduate enrollment history (previously completed non-credit UCSP or ASC courses are acceptable)
  • Enroll for your first term of credit-bearing graduate coursework between April 12, 2023 and April 9, 2024 for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, or Spring 2024 terms

This savings program is not available to students in the UMGC Europe and UMGC Asia divisions.

How to Earn These Savings

There is no separate application that you need to fill out for this savings program. UMGC will determine your eligibility based on the information provided in your application for admission, official transcripts, military history, and subsequent enrollment. If you are selected to receive these savings, you will receive an email notification and a phone call from an advisor.

To apply to UMGC:

Contact an admissions advisor if you have any questions about this process.


Savings Program Details

Once you have met the initial eligibility criteria for this savings program, your savings amount will be applied automatically when you register for classes. You will be able to monitor your student account in your MyUMGC Student Portal. The savings will apply to tuition charges only, not to fees.

In order to remain eligible for this savings program after your initial term, you must continue to remain eligible for the military tuition rate.

Please note: If you no longer qualify for this savings program, you must notify a UMGC residency staff member at of your change in military affiliation no later than 15 calendar days after you no longer qualify.

* Exceptions to this savings program include all doctoral programs, the Master of Science in Transformational Leadership program, and any non-credit courses.
This savings program cannot be combined with other offers and discounts, such as the Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship and the Alumni Succeed Again Scholarship.

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Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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