UMBC offers merit scholarships to incoming UMBC students: Freshmen, Transfer, and International. Additional scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students may be found in Scholarship Retriever.


Financial Aid Disbursement

Spring 2023 e-bills were sent by Student Business Services starting January 1. Please note the e-bill is a snapshot of your account as of a specific time. To view your account in real-time, please visit your Account Inquiry.

Financial aid disburses to student accounts on a weekly basis. You may receive a refund if your financial aid exceeds the balance due on your account. Refunds are processed by Student Business Services (SBS). Refunds are generally initiated 1-2 days after aid is disbursed to your account.

2023-2024 FAFSA Applications Open

Apply online at studentaid.gov/ by March 01, 2023 for priority federal aid consideration in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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 2022 – Spring 2023 institutional scholarships.