Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance will include more than just tuition, so we've put together a sample budget as an example of what a year at the University of Maryland (UMD) may cost you.

The following is the estimated cost for 2020-2021 annual tuition, room, meals and other fees1.

Undergraduate State of Maryland Resident

On-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$10,954
On-campus room, cable & phone
$7,908
Meal plan (average)
$5,222

Other Estimated Costs

Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$2,522

Total
$27,856

Off-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$10,954

Other Estimated Costs

Off-campus room, cable & phone
$9,314
Meal plan (average)
$5,222
Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$4,202

Total
$30,942

Undergraduate Non-Maryland Resident2

On-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$37,588
On-campus room, cable & phone
$7,908
Meal plan (average)
$5,222

Other Estimated Costs

Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$2,522

Total
$54,490

Off-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$37,588

Other Estimated Costs

Off-campus room, cable & phone
$9,314
Meal plan (average)
$5,222
Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$4,202

Total
$57,576

Graduate Costs (Estimated)

State of Maryland Resident

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$11,340

Other Estimated Costs

Room & food off-campus 4
$14,536
Personal expenses 4
$1,144
Books & supplies 4
$624
Transportation/other costs 4
$3,278

Total
$30,922

Non-Maryland Resident2

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$24,106

Other Estimated Costs

Room & food off-campus 4
$14,536
Personal expenses 4
$1,144
Books & supplies 4
$624
Transportation/other costs 4
$3,278

Total
$43,688

Please remember, these are only estimates. To view current tuition and fee rates for undergraduate and graduate students, visit www.billpay.umd.edu.


1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the university reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

2. International students may experience higher living expenses. UMD charges $125 per semester for all newly enrolled, full-time students who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents. (Part-time students will be assessed $62.50 per semester.) UMD uses this revenue to enhance support for our international students, improve academic support, expand assistance for students transitioning to the U.S. and international student-focused cultural events to foster an engaged, supportive community.

3. Only students who are pursuing a major in business, engineering and computer science will be charged additional tuition based on credit hours. Get additional information and a breakdown of these charges on our differential tuition page.

4. These figures are averages and will vary from student to student. They are indirect costs not billed by the university.

The following is the estimated cost for 2019-2020 annual tuition, room, meals and other fees1.

Undergraduate State of Maryland Resident

On-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$10,778
On-campus room, cable & phone
$7,754
Meal plan (average)
$5,120

Other Estimated Costs

Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$2,522

Total
$27,424

Off-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$10,778

Other Estimated Costs

Off-campus room, cable & phone
$9,314
Meal plan (average)
$5,120
Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$4,202

Total
$30,664

Undergraduate Non-Maryland Resident2

On-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$36,890
On-campus room, cable & phone
$7,754
Meal plan (average)
$5,120

Other Estimated Costs

Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$2,522

Total
$53,536

Off-Campus Costs (Estimated)

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$36,890

Other Estimated Costs

Off-campus room, cable & phone
$9,314
Meal plan (average)
$5,120
Books and supplies4
$1,250
Transportation/other costs4
$4,202

Total
$56,776

Graduate Costs (Estimated)

State of Maryland Resident

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$11,136

Other Estimated Costs

Room & food off-campus4
$14,434
Personal expenses4
$1,144
Books & supplies4
$624
Transportation/other costs4
$3,278

Total
$30,616

Non-Maryland Resident2

Direct Costs

Annual tuition & mandatory fees3
$23,652

Other Estimated Costs

Room & food off-campus4
$14,434
Personal expenses4
$1,144
Books & supplies4
$624
Transportation/other costs4
$3,278

Total
$43,132

Please remember, these are only estimates. To view current tuition and fee rates for undergraduate and graduate students, visit www.billpay.umd.edu.


1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the university reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

2. International students may experience higher living expenses. UMD charges $125 per semester for all newly enrolled, full-time students who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents. (Part-time students will be assessed $62.50 per semester.) UMD uses this revenue to enhance support for our international students, improve academic support, expand assistance for students transitioning to the U.S. and international student-focused cultural events to foster an engaged, supportive community.

3. Only students who are pursuing a major in business, engineering and computer science will be charged additional tuition based on credit hours. Get additional information and a breakdown of these charges on our differential tuition page.

4. These figures are averages and will vary from student to student. They are indirect costs not billed by the university.