Submit your FAFSA here

Be sure to check out these instructional videos that walk you through the easy steps to complete the FAFSA.

The videos can also be viewed on Financial Aid TV.

Consumer Information

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Visit the new OSFA Scholarship Application. Submit one application and be considered for all grants and scholarships administered by OSFA.

Do you have questions about how financial aid is disbursed. Please visit our Financial Aid Disbursement Information for a quick overview.

First time borrower's eligibility may be limited after July 1, 2013. Check here for details.

The APLU College Cost Fact Sheet highlights frequently asked questions and answers about the cost of public higher education.

Check out this great YouTube video on completing the FAFSA.

Estimate your financial aid with the Net Price Calculator

Compare financial aid packages using the Consumer Finance tool.

Quick Contact Info

  • Phone: 301-314-9000
  • FAX: 301-405-9265
  • eMail:
  • Mailing Address:
    University of Maryland
    Office of Student Financial Aid
    0102 Lee Building
    College Park, MD 20742
  • Our preferred method for receiving documents is by mail, fax or in person. We discourage students and their families from sending sensitive information via an attachment to an email

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Welcome to the
Office of Student Financial Aid

The staff of the University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid is eager to assist you with obtaining financial aid to help you attain your academic goals.

Important Notices!

Financial Aid Status

Current and first-time students please Check Your Financial Aid Status Online.

Service to check financial aid status online will be unavailable starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, December 28, 2014.

IRS Tax Transcript

Do you need a copy of your IRS tax transcript? Students and parents can now print their IRS Tax Return Transcript online immediately. Please visit to sign up and print tax return transcripts.

Reminder - Complete your FAFSA

Remember to file the 2014-2015 FAFSA at

The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed at The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your eligibility for grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. Our University School code is 002103.

Did you know there's a faster way to file the FAFSA? It's called the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.

Direct Loans

Direct Loan Program Information

If you have accepted a direct loan for the first time at UMCP, visit to complete your required Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note.

To Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan please visit The 2014-2015 Parent PLUS Loan Application will be accepted beginning May 2014.

Online Resources

Financial Aid TV

Cash Course

Visit our new   CashCourse icon    program designed to help you make better informed financial decisions