Tuition & Fees
Program Fees, Chemical & Life Sciences
The program uses the term academic calendar with classes held in 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer). The academic year (AY) runs from fall semester through the following summer term.
|Tuition/Fee Category||Description||Academic Year 20-21||Academic Year 19-20|
|Program Tuition||Per credit||$580||$550|
|Distance Learning Fee||Per 12-week term||$100||$100|
Explanation of Program Fees
Charged at the University-approved program rate to program-admitted students. Pertains to course sections beginning with PL**.
Distance Learning Student Services Fee
Assessed each semester/term of registration. 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 PL**.
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. Because the program 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.