Financial Aid Alerts

Thanksgiving Disbursement Schedule

Please be advised of a schedule change in financial aid disbursement dates due to the upcoming university holiday. The last disbursement prior to the Thanksgiving holiday will be Thursday, November 19. Disbursements will resume as normal on Tuesday, December 1.

Changes to Loan Origination Fees for Direct Loan Borrowers

A series of mandatory across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect in 2013. These cuts affect all federal government programs, including federal student financial aid.

As a result, effective October 1, 2015, loan origination fees for Direct Loan borrowers in the 2015-16 academic year will decrease slightly.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available at

When you apply, please enter school code 011644 to ensure University of Maryland University College receives your FAFSA information.

We also encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which streamlines the FAFSA process by enabling you to transfer your tax information directly into your application for aid. You can access the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website.

If you have questions about financial aid at UMUC, please contact us.

Book Voucher Update

Please be advised that many UMUC courses will not require you to purchase materials. Please check your class syllabi for information specific to your courses. Book voucher requests cannot be cancelled. If you request a book voucher and only use a portion of the funds, UMUC must wait until the end of the semester to reconcile your account and refund the unused funds to you.