Undergraduate Program

Financial Aid

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The Smith School has generous corporate partners and donors who fund our undergraduate scholarships. All of our scholarships are awarded to current Smith School undergraduate students. In recent academic years, nearly $1.2 million has been available in undergraduate scholarships.  To learn more about the scholarships available to Smith students, please visit our scholarships page.

To learn more about funding opportunities, please select your type of admission.

Direct Admission Freshman Year

Students seeking direct admission will be considered for financial aid during the application review. Over 75% of all first-year students at the University of Maryland receive some financial aid.

To be considered for merit-based scholarships, you must apply to the University of Maryland by the November 1 priority deadline. The eligibility requirements for each scholarship vary, but no separate application is necessary. Some scholarships require an on-campus interview. Admission decision letters are mailed by late January and merit scholarship award notifications begin in mid-March and continue through early April.

Need-based scholarships require students submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive priority consideration, your application must be received by February 15. Students demonstrating the most need will be considered for the most need-based aid. Learn more about the University of Maryland’s need-based aid policies and estimate your financial need via the Net Price Calculator.

University of Maryland or Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking merit-scholarships should consult the Office of Financial Aid for scholarship opportunities.

Students transferring from another institution have the option to apply for the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship (TAES), a scholarship covering full tuition for four consecutive semesters. Students applying for the Fall 2015 semester can access the TAES application when applying to the University; students seeking admission prior to Fall 2015 can access the TAES application here.

Need-based scholarships require students submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive priority consideration, your application must be received by February 15. Students demonstrating the most need will be considered for the most need-based aid. Learn more about the University of Maryland’s need-based aid policies and estimate your financial need via the Net Price Calculator.

External Scholarships and Financial Aid

External Scholarships are offered through outside organizations.  Please follow their application process and contact the organization directly if you have questions.

To view the External Scholarship list, click here.

Financial Aid Information Page

A free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to sources of financial aid.

FastWeb

A free search engine of local, national, and college-specific scholarships.

University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid

1135 Lee Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-5145
(301) 314-9000
TTY: (301) 314-7017
Fax: (30) 314-9587
Email: umfinaid@umdacc.umd.edu

US Department of Education

  • View publications including Funding your Education and The Student Guide
  • Get help in completing the FAFSA
  • Get a copy of FAFSA Express
  • Find the Title IV codes for the colleges you selected

University of Maryland National Scholarships Office

The University of Maryland, College Park's clearinghouse on undergraduate scholarship information. Provides general information and a wide variety of assistance with undergraduate scholarship opportunities.

2130 Mitchell Bldg., (301) 314-1289

University of Maryland Veterans Program Office

The University of Maryland's Veterans Program Office advertises UM scholarships available to veterans.

University of Maryland Alumni Association

The University of Maryland's Alumni Association offers UM scholarships to current students. Visit the UMD Alumni Association website for more information.