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What You Need to Know About the University of Maryland

The Office of Student Financial Aid website contains a wealth of information on what types of aid are available, counseling on student borrowing, information on preferred lenders, student loan information from the U. S. Department of Education, and the cost of attendance at the University, including student budgets. Specific topics are linked below. 

General student financial aid information
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/

How to Apply for Aid
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/applying/applying_for_aid.php

Determining Your Eligibility
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/award_process/determine_eligibility.php

Types of Financial Aid Available
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/aid/types_of_aid.php

Aid for Study Abroad
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/osfa/study_abroad.php

Satisfactory Academic Progress
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/policies/satisfactory_academic_progress.php

Disbursement of Financial Aid
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/receiving_aid/receiving_aid.php

Federal Work-Study (FWS)
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/fws/

Availability of institutional and financial aid information
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/
http://www.umd.edu

Contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/about/contact_us.php

Cost of Attending the University
For actual UMD tuition and fee charges, please visit the Office of the Bursar at www.bursar.umd.edu
For estimated tuition and fees, housing costs and personal /miscellaneous expenses
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/award_process/cost_of_attendance.php

Net Price Calculator
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/NetPriceCalculator/index.php

Gainful Employment Programs
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/gedt/iaa.php

Entrance and exit counseling for student borrowers
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/receiving_aid/entrance_exit_counseling.php

National student loan data system
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/loans/

State grant assistance
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/grants/

Student loan information published by U. S. Department of Education
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/loans/

Refund policy, requirements for withdrawal and return of Title IV, HEA financial aid
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/receiving_aid/withdrawal.php

Private Education Loan Disclosures
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/loans/choosing_alternative_lender.php

Preferred lender lists
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/loans/choosing_alternative_lender.php

Code of conduct for education loans (for agents with responsibility for private education loans or FFELP loans)
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/about/code_of_conduct.php

https://irpa.umd.edu/CampusCounts/Enrollments/stuprofile_allug.pdf for undergraduate student profile
https://irpa.umd.edu/CampusCounts/Enrollments/stuprofile_allgrad.pdf for graduate student profile
https://www.irpa.umd.edu/menus.cfm?action=cds - Section B of each year’s CDS includes statistics on undergraduate student body race/ethnicity.

About

The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. 

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Academics

Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

Arts

At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.

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Athletics

Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 19 intercollegiate sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 16 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 17 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

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