Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

“WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE EDUCATION OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY TO TALENTED STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS LIFTS ALL OF US IN THE STATE AND THE NATION. IT IS CENTRAL TO OUR MISSION.”

-Wallace D. Loh

Financial Well Being


College is a financially trying time, especially as an Undocumented student. This makes it all the more important to have the facts about the cost of attendance and financial information readily available so that you can make the most informed decisions about your financial future. Below are some basic resources regarding the university’s cost of attendance, Financial Aid office, and payment plans to help alleviate some of the financial burdens.

 

Maryland State Financial Aid Application

Beginning September 2019, young people regardless of their immigration status will be able to go to community college for free (if their families meet the income requirements). If someone qualifies for the Maryland Dream Act, they also qualify for various Maryland state grants and scholarships. However, they must submit the alternate FAFSA by MARCH 1, 2020.

 

For information on the Maryland State Financial Aid Application go to their website here and take a look at the user guide here

If you have specific questions for attending the University of Maryland contact our Financial Aid liaison working with undocumented and immigrant students 

  • Financial Aid | website
  • Malina Heng | 0102 Lee Building | mheng@umd.edu | 301-314-9859

 

Financial Literacy


Being financially literate during and after college is crucial to staying on top of things. Below are a few resources to help you acquire the skills to take control of your finances.

 

Scholarships


Listed below are scholarship opportunities that don’t require citizenship status and are separated by their locality. Local scholarships are scholarships specific to the University while community scholarships are collected from an aggregate of resources.

Also, check out this spreadsheet compilation of scholarships for UndocuTerps here

Local

Community

 

For any crisis funding take a look at the following– http://www.crisisfund.umd.edu/gethelp.html

Students who are applying for the crisis fund need to send an email to studentcrisisfund@umd.edu with the subject “Student Crisis Fund application” if possible. In the email, they need to include their name and UID, explain the situation, why they need the money, how much they are requesting and why they find themselves in this emergency situation.