“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.
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 | email@example.com | 301-314-9859
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.
- Budgeting: How to set up and follow a budget
- Borrowing: What is my credit score? Do I need a credit card?
- Maintenance of Credit: What is identity theft and how to prevent it?
- Spending: Money management tips
- Savings and Investing: How to choose and manage your bank account
- Fundraising: Are there special occasions or events coming up that could be opportunities to fundraise?
- M&T Financial Education mini workshops
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
- UMD Office of Financial Aid
- Roberta Ma Scholarship
- Terp Dream Scholarship
- MICA Scholarships list
- LatinX Student Advocacy Scholarship
- Dream Summer
- United We Dream
- College Guide For Undocumented Students
- Immigrants Rising Scholarship List
- Transfer and Off-Campus Life Scholarship List
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.