Submit your FAFSA here

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.

Scholarship Contest

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2017-2018 Office of Student Financial Scholarship application is now available. All students are encouraged to apply. July 1, 2017 is the priority deadline.

Consumer Information

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.

2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the upcoming academic year.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please make sure to file the 2017-2018 FAFSA at You will need to use your 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA application. 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.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA, has been unavailable and will continue to be down until the start of the next FAFSA season according to U.S Department of Education. You can obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript with one of the following options: (Make sure to request the “IRS Tax Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.”)

  1. Refer to website, click “Get a Tax Transcript,” then click “Get Transcript by MAIL.”
  2. Call 1-800-908-9946 to obtain a copy of the tax return transcript.
  3. And/or use the paper request form -- IRS Form 4506T-EZ, or IRS Form 4506-T. We recommend that you request for the Tax Return Transcript to be sent directly to your home address and then you can forward a copy of the tax return transcript to our office. Please make sure to include the student's University ID on the documentation.
In addition, IRS has published IRS Offers Help to Students, Families to Get Tax Information for Student Financial Aid Applications.

For more information about the early FAFSA, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Verification Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the verification process? Are we asking you to provide verification documents to our office? You can find your answers by checking our Frequently Asked Questions!

2017-2018 Notification and Award Schedule

The dates for notification and disbursement are summarized here.

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

Please view Direct Loan repayment plans that’s best for you.

Online Resources

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