The Office of Summer & Winter Programs awards full and partial scholarships to UMBC degree-seeking students who have a high GPA and are close to graduating. Financial need (based on student’s FAFSA information) is also considered.
- Full scholarships cover tuition for one UMBC winter session course (up to 4 credits) based on UMBC’s in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.
- Partial scholarships cover HALF of the tuition for one UMBC winter session course (up to 4 credits) based on UMBC’s in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.
- Students are responsible for all fees associated with winter courses.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Please be aware that scholarship awards will be decreased if the amount of the scholarship exceeds the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) budget.
- Undergraduate applicants must be UMBC degree-seeking students, and must submit an unofficial UMBC transcript indicating that they will have earned at least 100 undergraduate credits by the end of the fall 2017 semester. Credits can include transfer credit from other institutions.
- Graduate applicants must show that they will have earned at least 23 graduate credits by the end of the fall 2017 semester.
- Your transcript must indicate that your UMBC cumulative grade point average is 3.20 or higher.
- You must have a current FAFSA form on file with the UMBC Office of Financial Aid, or provide written documentation on the application explaining why you have not filed a FAFSA form.
- Applications that do not meet the minimum qualifications and requirements are not considered by the Scholarship Review Committee. Scholarships are competitively awarded, so meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee a scholarship.
Submit scholarship application
- The deadline to apply for the winter session scholarship has passed.
- Emails will be sent no later than Friday, December 8 notifying applicants if they have received a scholarship.
- All decisions of the scholarship review committee are final.
Financial aid (loans and/or grants) may be available for eligible UMBC students who are making satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Students are encouraged to contact their financial aid counselor to discuss winter and fall financial aid eligibility. Visit financialaid.umbc.edu (select Special Programs) or call 410-455-2387 for more information.