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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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Visit the new OSFA Scholarship Application. Submit one application and be considered for all grants and scholarships administered by OSFA.

OSFA Foundation Scholarship Application is now available. For priority consideration, the scholarship application must be submitted by June 1. Click here to apply.

Deadline for the 2015-16 Conroy Scholarship is July 15.

Do you have questions about how financial aid is disbursed. Please visit our Financial Aid Disbursement Information for a quick overview.

The APLU College Cost Fact Sheet highlights frequently asked questions and answers about the cost of public higher education.

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  • Phone: 301-314-9000
  • FAX: 301-405-9265
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    University of Maryland
    Office of Student Financial Aid
    0102 Lee Building
    College Park, MD 20742
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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.

Important Note:

The University System of Maryland recently passed a tuition increase and a one-time surcharge for the University of Maryland, effective for the spring 2015 semester. The tuition increase and one-time surcharge will be posted to your account on February 10, and reflected in your February bill. For more information about tuition and payment options, please visit the Office of the Bursar at

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

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