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Cost of Attendance: What Will UMGC Cost?

Your financial need can impact how much aid you qualify for at UMGC.

If you apply for financial aid at University of Maryland Global Campus, the Office of Financial Aid will calculate your eligibility for aid based on the estimated cost of attendance budgets below. Cost of attendance takes into account tuition and fees (which will be charged to your student account directly); and allowances for food and housing; books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; transportation; loan fees; and miscellaneous personal expenses that should be considered when you plan to attend UMGC.

Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program of study, your credits per semester, your residency, and your living situation. These estimates are based on our approved 2024–2025 tuition rates, which remain subject to change as deemed necessary by UMGC and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.


Annual Estimated Half-Time Tuition

Annual tuition/fees figures listed below are based on half-time enrollment. All undergraduate students and most graduate students are considered attending half-time if they are taking 6 credits per semester. For the specialty graduate and doctoral programs, half-time is 3 credits per semester.

Half-Time Tuition per Semester

Tuition Rate & FeesUndergraduate (6 credits)Undergraduate Hybrid at USM Hagerstown* (6 credits)Graduate (6 credits)MS in Transformational Leadership (if eligible)**Specialty Graduate Programs*** (6 credits)Doctoral (3 credits)
Maryland Resident$2,034N/A$3,294N/A$4,164$3,261
Non-Maryland Resident$3,084$2,598$4,044N/A$4,164$3,261
Military (includes eligible spouses & dependents)$1,500N/A$2,016$2,016$2,016$3,261

* This rate applies to students who take hybrid courses at USMH and who reside in one of the neighboring counties to Washington County, including Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia; Fulton, Franklin, and Adams Counties in Pennsylvania; and Loudoun County in Virginia.

** This rate applies to stateside active-duty, National Guard, and Selected Reserve service members who are in this program. All other students in this program pay the graduate tuition rate that applies to them.

*** The following graduate programs and related courses are included in the specialty tuition rate category: Cybersecurity Management and Policy Master's Degree, Cybersecurity Technology Master's Degree, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation Master's Degree, Data Analytics, and Business Administration.


Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Annual Allowances:

Allowances are estimated based on you being enrolled in the fall and spring semester of the academic year. Amounts are adjusted if you enroll fewer than two semesters.

AllowancesStudent Living with ParentsStudent Living on OwnStudents Enrolled Less Than Half-Time*Military
Food & Housing$6,702$16,754$0$5,538
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment$664$664$664$664
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$9,236$9,236$0$9,236
Loan Fees$24$24$0$24
Annual Total$17,026$27,078$1,064$15,862

* The cost of attendance for students enrolled less than half-time can only include tuition and fees; books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; and transportation.

Specialty Graduate & Doctoral Programs Term Allowance:

Allowances are estimated based on your enrollment in a single semester. Amounts are adjusted to account for the total number of semesters that you enroll in within the academic year.

AllowancesStudent Living with ParentsStudent Living on OwnMilitary
Food & Housing$2,234$5,585$1,846
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment$220$220$220
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$3,079$3,079$3,079
Loan Fees$9$9$9
Annual Total$5,675$9,026$5,287


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