Student Financial Aid

EMBA Student Loans for Fall Session Start

In order to receive this eligibility, students are asked to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Instructions are listed below. Please read through carefully and ask us any questions you may have.

Students starting in the Fall session will need to complete the latest version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA Process
  1. Apply for the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). The FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid website. You can apply for the FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA as an alternative to mailing in a signature form. This will speed up your FAFSA processing.
  2. Organize needed information
    • Social Security Number
    • Driver's License
    • Financial information such as a signed copy of your (and your spouse's, if married) Federal Income Tax Return, W-2 form(s) or IRS Tax Return Transcript. Also, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to file the tax information on the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the FAFSA, and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.
    • Alien Registration or Permanent Resident Card (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  3. Complete FAFSA on the WEB

The Executive MBA program spans two academic years, with the current Fall and Spring semesters acting as one year and the remaining Fall semester serving as the second. Students who start their program in the Fall session will want to complete 2 FAFSAs -- one for the Fall and Spring and one for the final Fall term.

An academic year is made up of Fall and Spring semesters. If you start your program in the Fall, the Office of Student Financial aid will allocate your Direct eligibility in equal installments over the Fall and Spring semesters. For the purposes of the second academic year in which you will be enrolled in the program, the Office of Student Financial aid will be able to allocate your Direct eligibility into that one Fall term, since this will serve as your entire academic year. It will be important to budget for this when figuring the cost of your program during your enrollment.


For Questions Relating
to Financial Aid:
For Questions Relating
to the EMBA Program:

Venesha Bridges

Lakycia Spriggins

University of Maryland
1135 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

University of Maryland
Van Munching Hall, Suite 2417
College Park 20742

Phone: (301) 314-9000
Fax: (301) 314-9587

Phone: (301) 405-9563
Fax: (401) 510-1830

Other references

- University of Maryland Financial Aid Information
- University of Maryland Interactive Web Services
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID
- Department of Education (ED)