Tuition & Fees
Program Fees, Applied Economics
- The Washington, D.C. (WDC) Format uses the term academic calendar with classes held in 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).
- The College Park, Maryland (UMCP) Format uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each).
- The academic year runs from fall semester through the following summer term.
|Category||Semester or Term||Course Delivery||Description||Academic Year 21-22||Academic Year 20-21|
|Program Tuition||All||All||Per course||$3,400.00||$3,250.00|
|Graduate Student Fees||Fall or Spring||In Person/Blended||9 or more credits||$817.50||$817.50|
|Graduate Student Fees||Fall or Spring||In Person/Blended||8 or less credits||$451.00||$451.00|
|UMD Technology Fee||All Terms||Online/Off-site||9 or more credits||$153.00||N/A|
|UMD Technology Fee||All Terms||Online/Off-site||8 or less credits||$76.50||N/A|
|Distance Learning Fee||All||Online/Off-site||Flat rate||N/A||$100.00|
Explanation of Program Fees
Assessed at the University-approved program rate for course section registration beginning with PCE*, PWE*, or PR**.
Graduate Student Fees, Campus Face-to-Face/Blended Delivery
- Fall or Spring Semester: Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for any course held on campus. For a breakdown of fees, see Student Financial Services-Tuition and Fees. Pertains to course section registration beginning with PCE* or a mix of PCE* and PWE*.
- If a student registers for a mix of courses that meet on campus and online/off-site, the student is assessed campus graduate student fees based on the total number of registered credits.
UMD Technology Fee, Online/Off-Site Delivery
Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for courses held 100% online or for courses not held at UMD’s College Park campus. Supports UMD technology services. Students who register for online/off-site course sections have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains only to course section registration beginning with PWE* or PR**.
Distance Learning Student Services Fee
This fee is being phased out. The last semester/term of assessment is Summer Session/Term 2021. Charged for any course registration held online or those which do not meet at the UMD campus. Supports campus-wide technology and student services. Students who register for online/off-site courses have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains to course sections beginning with PWE* or PR**.
Tuition & Fees 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.
Financial Aid & Full-time/Part-time Status
For information on financial aid opportunities (State and/or Federal, UMD Sources of Funding, Undocumented and DACA students) and alternative payment options that include Terp Payment Plan, Veterans and Veterans Dependents, Tuition Remission, and Third Party/Sponsored Billing, see Financial Aid & Alternative Payment.
Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status
The Graduate School uses a unit system in making calculations to determine full-time or part-time enrollment status. For complete information, see The Graduate School, Registration Policies, Designation of Full-time and Part-time Status.
UMCP Format: Uses the semester academic calendar and offers courses at the 400 and above level. Generally this translates to the following:
- Full-time means that a graduate student must register for program courses totaling nine credits or more per semester (fall/spring).
- Part-time means that a graduate student registers for program courses totaling eight credits or less per semester (fall/spring).
WDC Format: Uses the term academic calendar and offers courses at the 400 and above level. Generally this translates to the following:
- Full-time means that a graduate student must register for program courses totaling six credits or more per 12-week term.
- Part-time means that a graduate student registers for program courses totaling five credits or less per 12-week term.