We are committed to establishing successful relationships with the numerous communities that support prospective and current Maryland students, including parents and families, high school counselors, college advisors, and university alumni. We hope you find this website a valuable resource as you and your students determine the school that is right for them.
The University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid's mission is to provide quality customer service regarding financial aid matters to our students as they matriculate through college in pursuit of their academic goals. It is our belief that no academically qualified student should be denied access to educational opportunities at UMD due to a lack of funds. Therefore, as a financial aid office our primary objective is to assist students and families in planning for and meeting expenses associated with attending UMD. Our primary goal is to award need-based financial aid consisting of scholarships, grants, loans, and Federal work-study to eligible students. We endeavor to ease any stress or confusion that students encounter as they submit documentation, apply for financial aid and accept their award.