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.

Scholarship Contest

Scholarship Opportunity

The Edward T. Conroy & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship application is now available. Deadline is July 15, 2016..

Consumer Information

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
    7809 Regents Drive
    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 from 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, until 7 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, and from 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, until 7 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, for scheduled maintenance, please check back later. Thank you for your patience.

2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the upcoming academic year.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please make sure to file the 2017-2018 FAFSA at You will need to use your 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA application. 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.

As of March 9, 2017, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on FAFSA.GOV is currently unavailable. This does not limit families ability to apply for financial aid. Applicants have other options while the data tool is unavailable. Please see visit the Federal Student Aid website for additional information.

For more information about the early FAFSA, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Differential Tuition

Have questions about the Differential Tuition for Business, Engineering and Computer Science majors? You can find your answers about the Differential Tuition here.

Verification Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the verification process? Are we asking you to provide verification documents to our office? You can find your answers by checking our Frequently Asked Questions!

2017-2018 Notification and Award Schedule

The dates for notification and disbursement are summarized here.

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 2017-2018 Parent PLUS Loan Application will be accepted beginning April 2017.

Please view Direct Loan repayment plans that’s best for you.

Online Resources

Financial Aid TV