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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 runs from fall semester through the following summer term.

Category Term Course Delivery Description Academic Year 21-22 Academic Year 20-21
Program Tuition All All Per credit $610.00 $580.00
UMD Technology Fee All Online/Off-site 9 or more credits $153.00 N/A
UMD Technology Fee All 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

Program Tuition

Assessed at the University-approved program rate for course section registration beginning with PLC*.

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 PLC*.

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 PLC*.

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

Financial Aid

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.
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