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Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship

If you're eligible for this scholarship, you could earn $50 per credit toward a master's degree.

New graduate students who qualify for out-of-state tuition may be eligible for the Out-of-State Scholarship, saving $50 per credit on most master's degrees at University of Maryland Global Campus.

Undergraduate students who are currently receiving the Out-of-State Completion Scholarship will continue receiving their award as long as they maintain continuing eligibility criteria. No new UMGC students will be eligible for the Out-of-State Completion Scholarship award beginning May 27, 2021. 

Eligibility

If you're seeking the Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship as you pursue a master's degree, you must

  • Meet UMGC's graduate admissions criteria.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; UMGC's school code is 011644. (Please note: You must have received a financial aid offer letter to be eligible.)
  • Be an out-of-state (non-Maryland) resident who qualifies for the out-of-state standard graduate tuition rate.
  • Be seeking your first master's degree.
  • Have no prior UMGC graduate enrollment history.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 2.5 in your conferred bachelor's degree program.
  • Plan to enroll for at least 3 credits per term.

There are more than 35 master's degrees and specializations to choose from in the standard graduate tuition rate category.

Specialty master's programs are not included in this scholarship. These include the following master's degree programs: Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Cybersecurity Technology, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation Master's, Data Analytics, and the Master of Business Administration.

How to Earn a Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship

A separate scholarship application is not required. UMGC will determine if you are eligible for the scholarship based on the information provided in your application for admission, official transcripts, and subsequent enrollment. If you are selected for the scholarship, 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 your eligibility or the application process.

Important Registration Dates

We offer multiple sessions each term. Make sure you apply and send your transcripts early to allow for processing time before the registration deadlines.

 

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Disbursement

Your scholarship award amount may be adjusted based on changes you make to your enrollment. You will receive additional scholarship funding if you add eligible courses. Beginning in the 2021-2022 financial aid year, any scholarship amount you receive for courses you withdraw from, fail, or otherwise do not earn credit for will remain applied to your account, but the award amount may be prorated based on your remaining balance due after other financial aid or tuition cost adjustments are complete. These credits still count toward your maximum attempted credits allowed while receiving this scholarship, regardless of any award amount proration.

Graduate students may receive the scholarship for up to 36 attempted credits (with the exception of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the Master of Science in accounting and information systems program, which both allow for up to 30 attempted credits).

Criteria to Renew an Out-of-State Scholarship

You can renew your scholarship award if you continue to meet the initial eligibility criteria and meet all of the following requirements below.

  • Meet the university's requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Have attempted the appropriate number of credits
    • Graduate students: up to 36, with the exception of the Master of Arts in teaching program and the Master of Science in accounting and information systems program, which both allow for up to 30 attempted credits.
  • Enroll in and complete at least 3 credits each fall and spring term; this enrollment must be continuous.
    • Graduate students must receive a grade of B or better each term.

You can earn these scholarships in the summer term, but it is not a required term for enrollment. However, if you choose to enroll in summer term courses, you must meet the continuing eligibility criteria outlined above.

Please Note

Current recipients of the Out-of-State Completion Scholarship (those who were determined to be eligible before May 27, 2021) can continue to receive this award if they continue to meet the initial eligibility criteria and meet all of the following requirements below:

  • Meet the university's requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have attempted no more than 75 credits at UMGC
  • Enroll in and complete at least 3 credits each fall and spring term with a grade of C or better; this enrollment must be continuous
  • Maintain a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

You can earn this scholarship in the summer term, but summer is not a required term for enrollment. However, if you choose to enroll in summer term courses, you must meet the continuing eligibility criteria outlined above. If you do not meet the continuing eligibility criteria to maintain this scholarship, you may submit an appeal via the Help Center for the scholarship to be reinstated. Be sure to include your 7-digit UMGC student ID number.

Generally, the reasons considered for an appeal are limited to family and/or medical emergencies. Your appeal must include a signed personal statement as well as additional documentation that supports your appeal.

Contact Us

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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