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Completion Scholarship
for MD Community
College Graduates

Turn your associate degree into a bachelor's degree for $12,000 or less.

University of Maryland Global Campus offers eligible Maryland community college graduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree at a significantly reduced cost with the Completion Scholarship. Award recipients can complete a bachelor's degree program for $12,000 or less, well below the typical tuition cost for in-state students.

If you have earned an associate's degree from a Maryland community college, you are guaranteed admission to UMGC if your conferral date is listed on your official community college transcript.

Changes to Eligibility Criteria for New Students Starting Summer 2021

All current Completion Scholarship recipients who received any disbursement of the Completion Scholarship in spring 2021 or prior should review the eligibility criteria for spring 2021 and prior terms—your eligibility criteria have not changed, and you are grandfathered into those same criteria until summer 2026.

The new eligibility requirements took effect in summer 2021 and apply to any new Completion Scholarship recipient or anyone who will receive their first disbursement for the Completion Scholarship in summer 2021 or later.

 

Rules & Eligibility: New Students Starting Summer 2021 or Later

How to Earn the Completion Scholarship

There is no separate application process for you to receive the Completion Scholarship. You will be eligible for the scholarship if you meet the required criteria, and UMGC will contact you if you are selected to receive the scholarship.

Apply to UMGC in Three Easy Steps

  1. Complete the UMGC application for admission. Be sure to indicate that you earned an associate's degree from a Maryland community college.
  2. Have your community college(s) send official transcripts directly to UMGC. The transcripts must show that you earned an associate's degree, and the conferral date must be on the transcript.
  3. Contact an admissions advisor who can help you get started at UMGC.

Initial Eligibility Requirements for the Completion Scholarship

  • You earned an associate's degree from a Maryland community college.
  • You are admitted to UMGC as a degree-seeking student pursuing your first bachelor's degree.
  • You have not completed your second term of enrollment at UMGC.
    • You must submit your official community college transcript with a degree conferral date and receive your first disbursement of the Completion Scholarship before you complete your second term at UMGC.
    • Awards will only begin once you have submitted your official community college transcript with conferral date and met all eligibility criteria. Completion Scholarship awards will not be made retroactively for prior terms before receipt of transcript with conferral date.
  • You are a Maryland resident receiving the in-state tuition rate or an active-duty military servicemember.
  • If you receive tuition assistance or remission: Your military Tuition Assistance or employer's tuition remission or assistance does not cover 100 percent of your tuition.
  • If you are already enrolled: You meet UMGC's requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • If you are already enrolled: You are in good financial standing at UMGC.
  • NOTE: Golden ID recipients are not eligible to receive the Completion 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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Scholarship Award Details

The following details apply to all new students earning the Completion Scholarship in summer 2021 or later. Please review these details carefully, as they contain information about award amounts, notification details, disbursement, paying your balance, and scholarship renewal criteria.

Rules & Eligibility: Students Starting Spring 2021 or Earlier

The following requirements apply to all current Completion Scholarship recipients who received any disbursement of the Completion Scholarship in spring 2021 or before. If you fall into this category, your initial and continuing eligibility criteria have not changed and will remain the same until summer 2026.

Initial Eligibility Criteria

  • You earned an associate's degree from a Maryland community college.
  • You are admitted to UMGC as a degree-seeking student pursuing your first bachelor's degree and have earned no more than 12 credits at UMGC.
  • You are a Maryland resident receiving the in-state tuition rate or an active-duty military servicemember.
  • If you receive tuition assistance or remission: Your military Tuition Assistance or employer's tuition remission or assistance does not cover 100 percent of your tuition.
  • If you are already enrolled: You meet UMGC's requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • If you are already enrolled: You are in good financial standing at UMGC.

Criteria to Renew Your Scholarship

You can renew your Completion Scholarship award if you continue to meet the initial eligibility criteria and meet all the following continuing eligibility criteria:

  • Meet the university's requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have completed less than 60 cumulative credits of coursework
  • Maintain a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Enroll in and complete at least 3 credits with a grade of C or better each fall and spring term; this enrollment must be continuous

You can earn the Completion Scholarship 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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