Student Financial Aid

Online MBA Student Loans

Financial aid may be available for participants of the Online MBA programs.

In order to receive this eligibility, students are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each financial aid year

Instructions are listed below. Please read through carefully and ask us any questions you may have.

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 Online MBA program is a 21-month program with 4 possible start dates (January, April, July and October). It can span 2 or 3 financial aid years. The financial aid year, defined for each start date, can be found here.

Information concerning the types of financial aid that is available for the Online MBA program can be located by reviewing the Graduate Student Financial Aid Assistance and Types of Loan Programs information listed on the financial aid website.

It will be important to budget for this when figuring the cost of your program during your enrollment. For tuition information, students should visit the Office of the Bursar website at or R.H. Smith School of Business at .


For Questions Relating
to Financial Aid:
For Questions Relating
to the Online MBA Program:
Venesha Bridges

Seema Imran

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: (877) 807-8962, option 2
Fax: (847) 969-0345

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)