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Tuition and Fees

Freshmen Connection 2019
Tuition: Flat rate (up to 17 credits) Resident $4,412.00
Non-Resident $13,101.00
Mandatory Student Services Fee 9 or more credits $977.50
8 or fewer credits $455.00
Enrollment Fee (non-refundable) $75.00

Tuition: Freshmen Connection tuition is charged at a flat rate for up to 17 credits. Tuition is refunded in accordance with the University refund schedule upon cancellation or withdrawal. See Calendar & Deadlines. Residency determinations are made according to the Board of Regents Policy on Student Residency Classification.

University Mandatory Student Services Fee: All students are charged the University mandatory student services fee, based on the number of credits taken in the semester. The student services fee covers campus support services including 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 student services fee is refunded in accordance with the University refund schedule upon cancellation or withdrawal. See Student Financial Services—Tuition and Fees.

Enrollment Fee: Charged to any student who submits a Freshmen Connection Enrollment form. The fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or withdrawal from Freshmen Connection. 

Please note: 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.

Other University Fees

Course Fees

  • 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. Course fees will post to the student account as a separate charge.

Housing and Dining

Marching Band, Repertoire Orchestra, and ROTC Tuition

Marching Band, Repertoire Orchestra, Air Force ROTC, and Naval ROTC courses are not covered by the flat Freshmen Connection tuition rate. Use the information below to determine the additional tuition charges that will post to your student account if you register for a course in one of these programs.

Undergraduate Tuition, per credit rate Resident $367.00
Non-Resident $1,456.00


Financial Aid and Alternative Payment

State and/or Federal Financial Aid

Spring-admitted students who confirm spring admission and enroll in Freshmen Connection are eligible to receive federal and state funding to help cover their costs of education. The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) notifies spring admitted students who submitted their FAFSA forms by the January 1 deadline about their financial aid award package beginning in early March. This email notification contains instructions on viewing and accepting any financial aid awards. Students who have questions about their aid package should contact the OSFA: or 301-314-9000.

Terp Payment Plan

The Terp Payment Plan (TPP) is a convenient alternative to a lump sum payment. By enrolling in the plan, you can make monthly payments with no interest.

529 College Savings Plan

College Savings Plans are managed through the financial institution with which you have a plan. See State of Maryland College Savings Plan.

Tuition Remission

Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. UMCP employees should talk with their unit’s HR representative. All other UMD System employees must receive authorization from your home institution. See UMCP UHR Tuition Remission.

Third Party/Sponsored Billing

This is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees and they are requesting a bill from the University. See Third Party/Sponsored Billing.

Payment Information

Important Notes

  • Upon enrollment, you incur a financial obligation to UMD. Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in late fees and cancellation of enrollment. See Student Financial Services—Billing Overview.
  • If planning on using the Terp Payment Plan, Financial Aid, a College Savings Plan, etc., you must contact the Financial Service Center via e-mail, prior to the payment deadline in order to avoid late fees.
  • Payment information is sent to the email address of record. It is your responsibility to keep contact information up to date. To update your current information, see Testudo.


See Calendars & Deadlines for complete information relating to Freshmen Connection registration, payment, cancellation, and withdrawal deadlines. Fall tuition and fees post to the student account around July 15.

Enrolled Payment Deadline
By July 25 August 20
On or after July 26 Within 24 hours

How to Pay


Cancellation means terminating enrollment before the start of the fall semester.

  • View the Undergraduate Catalog (click the header to access the pdf) for complete information on cancellation.
  • August 23: Last day to cancel enrollment.
  • Students receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees minus the $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Cancellation must be received in writing. Provide name, address, student ID number, and statement of cancellation to:
    Freshmen Connection
    University of Maryland
    Suite 0132 Main Administration Building
    7901 Regents Drive
    College Park, MD 20742
    Fax: 301.314.4071


Withdrawal means terminating enrollment between the first day and the last day of the fall semester. A withdrawal statement and effective date will be recorded on your final transcript.

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