Cost of Attendance: What Will UMUC Cost Me?

To qualify for financial aid, many financial aid programs require you to demonstrate financial need first. A key piece in determining your financial need will be calculating your cost of attendance.

Your cost of attendance consists of both direct (fixed) costs, such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect (variable) costs, like transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and housing.

Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program of study, your credit load per semester, your residency, and your living situation. To estimate your cost of attendance, the following charts can offer an approximate figure.

Your Tuition Rate + Your Annual Living Expenses = Your Annual Cost of Attendance

Example: Meet John. He’s an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science planning to attend half-time. He’s also a resident of Maryland, where he lives with his wife. What will John’s annual cost of attendance be? His annual cost of attendance would be calculated like this:

Tuition Rate: Undergraduate, Maryland Resident

$1,764

Annual Living Expenses: Undergraduate Living on Own

$21,370

John's Annual Cost of Attendance:

$23,134

Annual Estimated Half-Time Tuition and Fees (2015-16)

Half-time enrollment is just as the name implies: It’s half the number of full-time credits. For all undergraduate students and most graduate students, 6 credits are considered half-time. For MBA and doctoral students, 3 credits are considered half-time. Tuition and fee charges are estimated based on students being enrolled for two semesters and will adjust to your actual enrollment.

Half-Time Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fee Rate

Undergraduate
(6 credits)

Graduate
(6 credits)

Specialty Graduate Programs (MBA, cyber security, data analytics)
(6 credits)

Doctor of Management
(3 credits)

Maryland Resident

$1,764

$2,838

$4,164

$3,261

Nonresident of Maryland

$3,084

$4,044

$4,164

$3,261

Military

$1,500

$2,748

$4,164

$3,261

Annual Living Expenses (2015-16)

Living expenses are estimated based on you being enrolled in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year; they’re adjusted if you enroll for fewer than these two semesters. Unless otherwise noted, expenses are the same for undergraduate and graduate students.

Type of Expense

Student
Living with Parents

Student
Living on Own

Students (less
than half-time)

Military

Room & Board

$6,790

$17,820

$0

$4,990

Transportation

$200

$200

$200

$200

Computer

$500

$500

$0

$500

Loan Fees

$90

$90

$0

$90

Personal Expenses

$2,760

$2,760

$0

$2,760

Annual Total

$10,340

$21,370

$200

$8,540