Spring 2024 Tuition Online MS

This information is applicable to the following programs


Your student account will show a charge for $850.50 per credit which includes $834 tuition plus University tech fee of $16.50
Tuition Rate Per Credit

Tuition and fees are subject to change and annual increases. Although changes in fees are ordinarily announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without previous announcement.
Online MS students are charged on a per credit basis.

If you are registered for class by:Payment is due:
By December 24, 2023January 20, 2024
After December 25, 2023February 20, 2024
Billing and Payment

Where can I view my bill online and make tuition payments?

  • Go to The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering 
  • Choose "Make a Payment" and "Student Login"
    • Log-in using your Directory ID and Password
      • Payment can be made by Credit or Debit Card (2.85% processing fee), e-check, check, wire transfer or cash.
      • Sponsored students should use the 3rd party billing process
  • Follow instructions to make a payment
  • Select View & Pay Accounts to view current activity or latest statement

Monthly Billing Statements are generated at the end of each month by the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering. This statement will show the status of your student account on the date in which your statement is generated. Students should utilize the "Student Account Inquiry" screen in Testudo to receive a live view of their bill. The Student Account Inquiry screen is a useful tool that allows students to view their account balance, especially when in between billing cycles.

Many students utilize employer benefits to help fund their education. Often employers require students to provide additional information to have their courses approved for reimbursement. Students can submit a copy of their Billing StatementUnofficial Transcript or Certification of Enrollment with Course Schedule, and tuition information. If you would like to provide your employer with additional information, the Student Template can be used as a guide in explaining this process. Please note that this is for personal use and the contents within the cover letter is not affiliated with the University of Maryland or the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

For student convenience, payments may be made online, in-person, or via mail. Payments can be made with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards*. Personal checks are also accepted. All checks and money orders must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must be made payable to the University of Maryland, and include student identification number (UID) on the front of the check.

The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering (link is external) may be contacted with billing and payment questions. The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering can be reached at billtalk@umd.edu or 301-314-9000. Alternatively, students may contact Smith Billing and Financial Aid via email at smithfinancials@umd.edu(link sends e-mail)

*Please note all credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% processing fee.

In order to qualify for federal financial aid, students must maintain a minimum enrollment of 4 credits combined between the Summer I and Summer II semesters. Students who do not enroll in 4 credits will not be given a financial aid package. 

During summer registration, students who are interested in paying their summer balance using financial aid must select the "financial aid" payment option once the payment screen generates on the registration website. You must then complete the Summer 2024 Federal Direct Loan Request Form. Students who do not elect this option but want to use financial aid assistance will need to contact the Office of Financial Aid directly by emailing umdfinaid@umd.edu. Students should request a review of their summer aid and provide the number of credits that they are registered for. 
Under the 2023/2024 FAFSA, students are eligible to receive any unused unsubsidized and/or Grad Plus Loan funding left over from the fall and spring semesters. Additional information on Summer Aid can be found here
More information regarding the unsubsidized and Grad Plus Loans are available on the financial aid website
If you have any questions about the summer financial aid process, please contact Smith Billing and Financial Aid via email at smithfinancials@umd.edu

Domestic Students (U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents and Eligible Non-citizens)

If you are a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States and you are interested in applying for student loans, you must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This form can be found at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Filling out the FAFSA form will determine your eligibility for federal loans. Please note that the Smith School does not manage the FAFSA or student loan process.


The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering is making enhancements to the Terp Payment Plan. 

The Terp Payment Plan (TPP) at the University of Maryland allows you to spread your educational expenses in monthly installments over the semester. Additional plan details are available at billpay.umd.edu/TPP.

Often, students' employers will help cover the cost of education. When a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition and fees directly to the university and they are requesting a bill, students will utilize Third Party Sponsored Billing located within the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering.

There is no standard form. Some companies will write a letter, on business letterhead, stating what they are willing to pay. Others have a special form. Regardless of the format, all contracts or letters MUST include the following information in order to be processed:

  • Student's name
  • Student's account number (University ID)
  • Specific charges and semesters the sponsor will pay
  • Billing address required
  • Name, signature and contact information of person authorizing the contract
  • Purchase order and contact information of person authorizing the contract
  • Purchase order number (for government contracts)

All documentation will need to be submitted to their office by email at thirdpartybilling@umd.edu (link sends e-mail) or by fax at (301) 314-7067.

*Information as outlined by the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering (link is external)


For general questions, please contact Smith Billing and Financial Aid via email at smithfinancials@umd.edu(link sends e-mail)