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Be sure to check out these instructional videos that walk you through the easy steps to complete the FAFSA.

The videos can also be viewed on Financial Aid TV.

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Quick Contact Info

  • Phone: 301-314-9000
  • FAX: 301-405-9265
  • eMail:
  • Mailing Address:
    University of Maryland
    Office of Student Financial Aid
    0102 Lee Building
    7809 Regents Drive
    College Park, MD 20742
  • Our preferred method for receiving documents is by mail, fax or in person. We discourage students and their families from sending sensitive information via an attachment to an email

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Welcome to the
Office of Student Financial Aid

The staff of the University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid is eager to assist you with obtaining financial aid to help you attain your academic goals.

Important Notices!

Financial Aid Status

Current and first-time students please Check Your Financial Aid Status Online.

Federal Perkins Loan Expired

The Federal Perkins program expired on October 1, 2015 and is no longer available for new borrowers. Federal Regulations required the fall portion of the Federal Perkins Loan be disbursed by September 30, 2015 to receive the spring portion. If the fall portion of the Federal Perkins Loan was not disbursed by September 30, 2015, the loan was cancelled and we are unable to reinstate it.

Direct Loan Fee Change

The Origination fees for all Direct Loans with a first disbursement on or after October 1, 2015 and before October 1, 2016 will change effective October 1, 2015. Please check here for important information.

Differential Tuition

Have questions about the Differential Tuition for Business, Engineering and Computer Science majors? You can find your answers about the Differential Tuition here.

2015-2016 Notification and Award Schedule

The dates for notification and disbursement are summarized here.

Reminder - Complete your FAFSA

Remember to file the 2015-2016 FAFSA at

The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed at The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your eligibility for grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. Our University School code is 002103.

Did you know there's a faster way to file the FAFSA? It's called the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.

Direct Loans

Direct Loan Program Information

If you have accepted a direct loan for the first time at UMCP, visit to complete your required Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note.

To Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan please visit The 2015-2016 Parent PLUS Loan Application will be accepted beginning April 2015.

Online Resources

Financial Aid TV