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Payment & Finance Options

You don't have to navigate financial aid alone.

University of Maryland Global Campus is committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs through a variety of financing and payment options. When it comes to covering your college expenses, you have choices. Federal student financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships are available to help fund your degree. Plus, you may qualify for employer-provided tuition assistance and/or military benefits. Your eligibility is based on your current financial need and other factors.

Ways to Make Your Education More Affordable

Explore the options below and decide which ones are the best fit for your life and budget.


FAFSA Changes 2024–2025

The U.S. Department of Education is making significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and process for the upcoming 2024–2025 aid year. Stay up-to-date on the latest changes and find out how they affect you.

How to Pay for College at UMGC

Explore ways to make your education affordable. Learn how University of Maryland Global Campus works with you to develop a custom plan to cover tuition.


Helping You Achieve More for Less

Each year, thousands of UMGC students are benefiting from the many tuition and financing options we offer to make college education more affordable.

Matthew L. (left), Minneapolis, MN

Received Financial Aid
57 percent of students who applied for financial aid at UMGC in 2017–2018 received it.
Source: UMGC Institutional Data
Awarded in Financial Aid
$259 million in financial aid was awarded for 2017–2018.
Source: UMGC Institutional Data
Financial Aid Recipients
More than 30,000 students received financial aid in 2018.
Source: UMGC Institutional Data

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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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