The University of Maryland (UMD) follows the StandOut Admissions Network and Common App fee waiver criteria. Requests through the StandOut Admissions Network will process in 1 to 3 business days and those through Common App will process in 7 to 10 business days.
In addition to the criteria for each application platform, UMD waives the application fee for high school seniors who are National Achievement, National African American, National Hispanic, National Indigenous or National Merit finalists or semifinalists, as well as on an individual basis for extenuating circumstances.
Fee waivers for these cases can be requested in two ways:
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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Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.
College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.
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The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.
The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.
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