Accepting Your Transfer Merit Scholarship

UMBC Merit Scholarships are only offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students.  Incoming Transfers must accept their offer by accepting the terms and conditions of their agreement no later than May 01.

Please note:  If you have trouble accessing the agreement, please try viewing the form in a different browser.  “Refreshing” your window will invalidate the agreement page and may cause an error.

STEP 1:  If you have not already done so, please Upgrade your MyUMBC Account. Please allow up to 24 hours after upgrading your account before proceeding to Step 2.

STEP 2:  Log in to your myUMBC account and access your Alerts.

STEP 3:  Under your Alerts, please view your Financial Aid and Scholarships To Dos.  Click on the link provided in the “Merit Scholarship Agreement” To Do.

STEP 4: Review the award offer, details, and terms and conditions.

STEP 5:  Indicate your response by selecting “accept” or “decline.” Sign/date the agreement.

STEP 6:  Before selecting “Submit” to send this form to our office, please print a copy for your reference.

STEP 7:  Once successfully submitted, a confirmation page will be displayed.

Incoming Transfers Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I received an award letter in the mail but it does not list an award amount. How can I tell how much I have been offered?

The award amount can be found on your merit scholarship agreement. To access your agreement, please review the above steps. Alternatively, you can locate your award amount by logging into your myUMBC profile and selecting the “Financial Aid” card.

Q: I am the parent of a prospective transfer student. Can you tell me how much my student was offered?

Students can grant access to their student account information via Profile Sharing. Please note, we will not be able to provide you with specific account information unless the student has granted you access. Instructions on how to grant access can be found here.

Q: I have signed my merit scholarship agreement but don’t see it has disbursed to my account.

General merit scholarships disburse to student accounts about a week before the Fall and/or Spring term begins.

For additional answers to common scholarship inquiries, please review our full Frequently Asked Questions page.