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Costs

The costs and details listed below are for Summer 2018.

Tuition and Fees

Package One – ONE Track: Math OR Writing
Tuition and Fees for 4 to 5 credits $1,532 – $1,910*
Summer Bridge Programming Fee $500
TOTAL $2,032 – $2,410

*All students receive the Maryland in-state tuition rate for the courses they take as part of the Summer Bridge Program

Package Two – BOTH Tracks: Math AND Writing
Tuition and Fees for 7 credits $2,666*
Summer Bridge Programming Fee $500
TOTAL $3,166

*All students receive the Maryland in-state tuition rate for the courses they take as part of the Summer Bridge Program

** 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.

Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals $1500 (approximate cost)

Living on campus is an optional part of the program – students can choose to commute. If you live on campus for the program, a summer meal plan is included in the room and board costs. Commuting students have the option to have a summer meal plan if they choose.

** 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 Summer Bridge Application.

Billing

The Summer Bridge costs will be billed in July with the start of the program and due August 20th. Extensions for the payment deadline are available.

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 coursework), eligible students will receive a scholarship equivalent to the cost of one-credit which will be 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.