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.


Summer Financial Aid

The first disbursement date for summer is Tuesday, July 19. Summer financial aid will not apply to students’ balances until this date. The summer term consists of all Summer Sessions. For this reason, financial aid eligibility will be reviewed following the last add/drop date of Summer Session II. If your anticipated financial aid will not cover your balance and you do not pay the difference prior to your bill due date, a late fee will be assessed.

Fall 2022 Transfers

Scholarship decisions for Fall 2022 transfers have been released. Please check your UMBC email for any updates. For detailed information on transfer merit scholarships, please visit Incoming Transfers.

Fall 2022 Freshmen

Merit scholarship offers are sent about 2-3 weeks after students have received their acceptance for admission, as long as funds still remain. Notifications are sent to students’ UMBC and personal email on file. Students awarded will also have a myUMBC alert of their Merit Scholarship Agreement. Please email scholarships@umbc.edu if you have any questions.

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.