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Costs

The costs listed below are from Summer 2016 and should be considered a rough estimate of what to expect in terms of costs for Summer 2017.

Tuition and Fees

Package One (Participating in ONE Track/Course: Either Math OR Writing)
  • Tuition and Fees for 4 to 5 credits: $1,424 – $1,775 (all students receive the Maryland in-state tuition rate for the courses they take as part of the Summer Bridge Program)
    • Summer Bridge Programming Fee = $400 (includes all programming, staff support, workshops and academic support through the first year.)

    Total = $1,824 – $2,175

Package Two (Participating in TWO Tracks/Courses: Both Math AND Writing)
  • Tuition and Fees for 7 to 8 credits: $2,477 – $2,828 (all students receive the Maryland in-state tuition rate for the courses they take as part of the Summer Bridge Program)
    • Summer Bridge Programming Fee = $400 (includes all programming, staff support, workshops and academic support through the first year.)

    Total = $2,877 – $3,228

** Notwithstanding any other provisions 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. More information about summer tuition and fees can be found at the Office of Summer, Winter, and Special Programs.

Room & Board
  • Housing = $898 (approximate cost – actual cost may vary slightly; optional to live on campus – students may also commute)
  • Meals = $650 (approximately $25 per day includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner – meals for field trips will be covered through the program)

** We strongly encourage you to consider the option of living on campus due to the time commitment of the summer bridge program and the bonding that takes place between students within the residence halls. Please consider this option if it is feasible to your personal and financial situation. We understand this may not be an option for all students and participation in the summer bridge program does not require you to live on campus. Please indicate your desire to live on campus when you submit your CSI Summer Bridge Application.

Billing

Students will receive an e-bill the first business day of each month via myUMBC, please visit Student Business Services for additional information.

A summer session Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) is available. Students who sign a contract for the program by April 1st will qualify for 3 payment installations (due April 20, May 20, and June 20). Students who sign a contract for the program by May 1st will qualify for 2 payment installations (due May 20 and June 20). Students who sign a contract for the program by June 1st will have their bills due by July 20. Please visit Summer Plan to learn more about our available MPP. Please make sure to begin monitoring your UMBC email and your student account as soon as you submit your contract to participate in the summer bridge program.

Additionally, students who qualify for the IHU Scholarship (see below for details) will receive a scholarship equivalent to the cost of one-credit applied to their student account for the fall semester. Students receiving this refund will have to select a preference for how their e-refund will be issued (e-refund debit card, direct deposit, or paper check). Visit the Student Business Services (SBS) website at umbc.edu/sbs for more info on e-refunds.

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Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Scholarship

Upon successful completion of the summer bridge program (maintaining a 3.00 GPA or higher in CSI coursework), eligible students will receive a scholarship equivalent to the cost of one-credit which will be applied applied directly to their student account during the semester.

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Book Scholarship

The Office of Undergraduate Education provides each student with a book scholarship to cover the cost of books for the summer bridge program. Summer bridge staff will purchase and distribute text books during the first week of the program. Please do NOT purchase text books in advance.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is limited during the summer term. Students must be enrolled for summer courses through the summer bridge program and demonstrate significant financial need per the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for financial aid. Students with significant financial needs are those who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website.