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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 (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

Program Tuition

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

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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