UMBC offers competitive merit scholarships to incoming First-Year Students, Transfer Students and International Students. Additional scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students may be found in Scholarship Retriever.


Financial Aid Disbursement

Spring 2024 Financial Aid Disbursements

Spring billing statements begin posting by Student Business Services (SBS) January 1st. Any charges added after this date will appear on the next months billing statement. All charges included on the billing statement are due by the 20th of that month. You can find a full billing schedule as well as information on payment plans and refunds on the SBS website.

Financial aid for Spring 2024 disburses to student accounts weekly beginning January 22nd. Aid for part-time (less than 12 credits) undergraduate students begins to disburse after the add/drop date for the semester. You must pay any portion of your balance not covered by financial aid or a payment plan by the due date in order to avoid late fees.

2023-2024 Athletic Scholarships

2023-2024 athletic scholarships awarded to student athletes with a signed NCAA Agreement were posted to student accounts in late July/early August 2023. For additional information, please contact Assistant Athletic Director for ComplianceWhitney Ames.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQ page to get answers to the most common questions you have regarding merit scholarships.

Scholarship Retriever

All UMBC students and applicants with a UMBC Campus ID may now submit a General Scholarship Application through Scholarship Retriever to be considered for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 institutional scholarships.