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Fee Waiver


The University of Maryland will waive the application fee for students who meet certain criteria at the time of their application.

As a member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success, the University of Maryland follows the Coalition’s fee waiver criteria. Prospective students can learn more by visiting the Coalition’s website

In addition to the Coalition’s criteria, the university waives the application fee for high school seniors who are National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic finalists or semifinalists, as well as on an individual basis for extenuating circumstances.

Fee waivers for these cases can be requested in two ways:

  1. Provide a copy of an official fee waiver form from the College Board, American College Testing program, College Bound and National Association for College Admission Counseling.
  2. Submit an official letter from the high school guidance counselor documenting the reason and need for the fee to be waived. We will consider these requests on an individual basis, but we cannot guarantee that they will be accepted.
     

To submit a request to have your application fee waived, please email the required documentation to ApplyMaryland@umd.edu prior to submitting your application. 

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