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Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Philosophy

The University of Maryland (UMD) is committed to providing pathways to an accessible and affordable education, with priority given to Maryland residents. The Office of Student Financial Aid offers assistance to students and families as they plan and prepare to invest in their education. For the 10th consecutive year, the university's affordability initiatives have been recognized through its consistent ranking among the Top 10 Best Value for in-state students by Kiplinger's magazine.

The University has also been recognized by Kiplinger's magazine, ranking us 16th in their list of Best College Values for out-of-state students. Given our commitment to Maryland residents, we advise out-of-state students and their families to develop comprehensive financing strategies to cover the cost of their education. We recommend that each student and family carefully consider their annual cost and total anticipated debt upon graduation. We encourage all families to choose a university that is the best academic and financial fit for their students.

We are committed to excellent customer service and are available to answer your questions, discuss your financial aid package and help you plan for financing your education. It is not our policy to match scholarship or other awards offered by other institutions.

We are proud of UMD's outstanding education, and after you consider all the opportunities we have to offer, we hope you agree.