In 2021, tuition for full-time students at University of Maryland Global Campus was $7,344 a year for in-state students and $11,976 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students pay way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at University of Maryland Global Campus is $11,976 per year.
University of Maryland Global Campus is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,344 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For non-Maryland residents, out-of-state tuition is $11,976 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
UMGC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Maryland Global Campus usually pay around $11,976 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UMGC.
UMGC does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when looking at the actual cost of various colleges.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget.
A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area is often costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of Maryland Global Campus campus is located in a suburban setting in Maryland, near Washington and DC.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending UMGC.
What will the cost of attending UMGC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 4,935 of the 47,080 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UMGC meets 30% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,486 a year.
|Most Common Loans for UMGC Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UMGC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, UMGC awarded 3,784 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $57.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $10.48 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UMGC students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UMGC was $5,486 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UMGC seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$10,046|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending UMGC really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UMGC's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
UMGC offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
UMGC has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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