Start taking courses at University of Maryland University College this fall and you could be eligible for our Fall Term Scholarship1 worth up to $1,000 toward the completion of your degree. Prepare for your future by starting an undergraduate or graduate degree in an in-demand field at a respected public state university and a leader in online education.

How to Earn the Fall Term Scholarship

You will be automatically considered for the Fall Term Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria,2 and we will contact you if you are selected to receive the scholarship.

You can get started on your degree at UMUC in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the UMUC application for admission.3
  2. Have any prior school(s) you have attended send official transcripts to directly to UMUC.
  3. Talk with an admissions advisor if you need help selecting a program or courses.

Fall Term Scholarship Registration Deadlines

Undergraduate

August 16: Online Session 1
September 6: Online Session 2
September 27: Online Session 3
October 18: Online Session 4

Graduate

September 6: Online Session 1
September 20: Online Session 2
September 29: Online Graduate Cyber and MBA Session

 

See the Full Academic Calendar

To see the full academic calendar, including holidays, add and drop deadlines, and more, visit undergraduate academic calendar or graduate academic calendar in the Current Students section.

Scholarship Details

Whether you're an undergraduate student or graduate student residing in Maryland or living out of state, the Fall Term Scholarship is awarded in increments based on the number of credits you complete.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate scholarship funding is applied in the following increments: 

  1. After you successfully complete your first term for credit at UMUC
  2. During the term of your 34th credit
  3. During the term of your 68th credit

If your transfer credit plus credits earned during your first term at UMUC amount to 33 or more credits, you will receive an award amount that aligns with the total number of transfer credits and first term credits. The following charts provide examples of how transfer credit and credit loads affect the disbursement of scholarship funds for undergraduate students:

Scenario 1: Transferring in 0 Credits, Taking 6 Credits During Term 1

Award Earned Award Applied Award Amount

Term 1 (Fall 2017)

Second Term

$250

Completion of 33 Credits

Term of 34th Credit

$300

Completion of 67 Credits

Term of 68th Credit

$450

$1,000

Scenario 2: Transferring in 30 Credits, Taking 6 Credits During Term 1

Award Earned Award Applied Award Amount

Term 1 (Fall 2017)

Second Term

$300

Completion of 67 Credits

Term of 68th Credit

$450

Total: $750

Scenario 3: Transferring in 55 Credits, Taking 6 Credits During Term 1

Award Earned Award Applied Award Amount

Term 1 (Fall 2017)

--

--

Completion of 67 Credits

Term of 68th Credit

$450

Total: $450

These scenarios are just three examples of possible outcomes. Your award amounts and the terms in which they are awarded will vary depending on the number of credits your transfer and the number of credits you earn per term.

Graduate

Graduate scholarship funding is applied in the following increments:

  1. After you successfully complete your first term for credit at UMUC
  2. During the term of your 13th credit
  3. During the term of your 25th credit

If your transfer credit plus credits earned during your first term at UMUC amount to 12 or more credits, you will receive an award amount that aligns with the total number of transfer credits and first term credits. The following charts provide examples of how transfer credit and credit loads affect the disbursement of scholarship funds for graduate students:

Scenario 1: Transferring in 0 Credits, Taking 6 Credits Term 1

Award Earned Award Applied Award Amount

Term 1 (Fall 2017)

Second Term

$250

Completion of 12 Credits

Term of 13th Credit

$300

Completion of 24 Credits

Term of 25th Credit

$450

Total: $1,000

Scenario 2: Transferring in 6 Credits, Taking 6 Credits Term 1

Award Earned Award Applied Award Amount

Term 1 (Fall 2017)

Second Term

$300

Completion of 24 Credits

Term of 25th Credit

$450

Total: $750

These scenarios are just two examples of possible outcomes. Your award amounts and the terms in which they are awarded will vary depending on the number of credits you transfer and the number of credits you earn per term. Learn more about graduate transfer credit.

Eligibility Criteria for the Fall Term Scholarship

Check to see if you meet the eligibility criteria for the Fall Term Scholarship.

  • You must meet the admissions requirements of the university.
  • You must be admitted as a new degree-seeking student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree and begin your studies in the fall of 2017. Certificate, non-degree-seeking, and doctoral students are not eligible.
  • You must be paying the stateside in-state or out-of-state tuition rate. The scholarship is not available to students paying the military rate or to students in the Asian division or European division.
  • For the undergraduate scholarship, you must have successfully completed at least 30 college credits4 at an accredited university or community college and earned at least a 2.0 GPA. Equivalent degrees from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at UMUC.
  • For the graduate scholarship, you must have successfully completed your bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university and earned at least a 2.0 GPA. Equivalent degrees from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at UMUC.

If you are a current UMUC student and have not previously been awarded this scholarship, you are not eligible, but you may qualify for other scholarships.


1 The Fall Term Scholarship cannot be combined with the Maryland Community College Completion Scholarship, the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship, or any other UMUC tuition discount except for the FED Program discount.
2 If you did not indicate on your application that you had completed at least 30 college credits before applying to UMUC and subsequently determine that you had met that eligibility requirement, you must contact an advisor to have your scholarship eligibility and award amount evaluated.
3 If you provide inaccurate or fraudulent information or documentation to UMUC during the admissions process, you may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the university's Code of Student Conduct. If you are found to be in violation of the Code of Student Conduct, your eligibility for scholarships may be terminated, and you will be charged the standard UMUC application fee, tuition, and fees retroactively and for the remainder of your enrollment based on the appropriate tuition category.
4 While you are required to have completed at least 30 college credits, please remember that you may not be able to transfer all of those credits into your UMUC degree program. The number of your credits that will transfer and be applied toward your degree will be based on a formal transcript evaluation.