Tuition & Fees

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Tuition & Fees

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Tuition and Fees

Per Credit Tuition

  • Summer 2017 (HESPIE Only), Fall 2017, Spring 2018: $ 353.00

Tuition is charged at the per-credit Maryland in-state rate for Post-Baccalaureate Programs admitted students. There is no “flat rate.” Program students may not use program course sections for inclusion in determining “full-time status.” Program students who register for non-program courses are charged tuition based on their residency classification. Residency determinations are made according to the Board of Regents Policy on Student Residency Classification.

Mandatory Student Services Fee

  • Summer 2017 (HESPIE Only), Session I or Session II: $ 268.00
    • The mandatory fee is assessed one time for courses taken within each of the two six-week summer sessions.
  • Fall 2017, Spring 2018: <9 credits, $ 446.50; 9+ credits, $ 959.00

This fee is assessed each term of registration and applies to courses held at the University of Maryland College Park. A student is assessed this fee based on the number of registered credits for a given term. This fee supports campus facilities use and maintenance, health services, campus-wide technology services, student registration services, recreation center, shuttle bus, libraries, police, computer labs, writing language labs, and disability support services. The fee is refunded in accordance with the refund schedule upon cancellation or withdrawal. For a breakdown of fees, click here.

Course Fees: In addition to tuition, some courses charge an additional fee—lab, studio, or materials. Course fees should be noted on Testudo and may run $40 to $60 per course. The fee will post to the student account as a separate charge.

Important Information

Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees, and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog (click the header to access the pdf) for an explanation of fees.

Financial Aid & Payment Plans

State and/or Federal Financial Aid: Program students are admitted to UMD as non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate students. The programs are non-degree programs. Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students. Alternative or private loans may be an option.  For more information, click here. For specific questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at

Terp Payment Plan (TPP): A convenient alternative to lump sum tuition payments. By enrolling in the plan, you can make monthly payments with no interest! For complete information on TPP, click here.

Veterans: Post-Baccalaureate Programs are non-degree seeking. As such, these programs are not Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved educational programs. If you have questions, contact UMD’s Veterans Certification Office at

Tuition Remission Policy: Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. UMD System employees must contact their home institution’s Human Resource office for authorization. UMD College Park employees needing information on tuition remission, click here.

Third Party Billing: Third Party Billing is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees and are requesting a bill from the University. For more information, click here.

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