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.
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.