Financial Aid

Most financial aid at UMD can be used to pay for your study abroad experience.

Consult with One Stop to find out when and how aid is disbursed, scholarship opportunities, and loan information. One Stop counseling is available to see how financial aid may apply to your study abroad experience. They will be able to guide you with money matters and budget samples. It's helpful to bring your program cost estimate with you. See your program web page for a copy of the cost estimate.

Winter Break is considered part of the spring semester in determining financial aid. May Session is considered part of Summer session in determining financial aid. If you are participating in a May or Summer program, you must take at least 6 credits total for financial aid to apply. That is to say, if you participate in a 3-credit May program, you will have to take a 3-credit summer class in order to be considered for financial aid. (Some students may choose to enroll in another course, or take an online course.) Visit the Office of Financial Aid’s Study Abroad Page for detailed information.


A cost estimate is linked to each program's web page. If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by November 1 for Spring programs, April 1 for May/Summer programs, and June 15 for Fall and Academic year programs.