Student Financial Aid


The University of Maryland takes pride in its ability to attract and recognize students with a passion for excellence, superior motivation and intellectual curiosity. These students comprise the backbone of Maryland's reputation as a top research institution and public university.

The University of Maryland awards a variety of scholarships from federal, state, and institutional resources to help defray the student's cost of education. Scholarships and grants are gift funds that do not need to be repaid. Merit-based scholarships are primarily awarded to students based on academic performance; while need-based grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need based on the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The University of Maryland also receives donations from outside donors and sponsors. These scholarships are awarded to students with superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, and/or potential contribution to the scholarly community of the University. Some scholarships are based partly on financial need and others reflect the University's commitment to achieving a diverse student body. by focusing on talent or expertise in a specific field, Please review the menu to the left to learn about our many scholarship opportunities.

In support of our strong commitment to individual excellence, the University of Maryland continues to build its resources and endowment to offer scholarship opportunities for deserving students who excel.