Financial Aid and Scholarships

Other Ways to Save

Dual-Admission Partnerships

Start your education at one of our partner community colleges and transfer into our BSN program.

Academic-Hospital Partnerships

Earn your BSN or master's degree(s) while working at our partnerships hospitals, and you may have no out-of-pocket expenses.

When it comes to funding your education, you're not alone.

Get help achieving your educational goals through grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more.

Getting Started

Students seeking scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 and before February 28 every year to meet UMB's award priority deadline of March 1 (school code 002104). 

The UMB Office of Student Financial Assistance & Education is available to guide prospective and current students through the FAFSA application process and the financial aid award package. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in a degree-seeking program to be eligible for financial aid. All students receiving funds through the University, including financial aid, merit awards, grants, and scholarships, must complete a FAFSA.


There are a wide variety of scholarships to assist you in achieving your educational goals, including:

There are more than 1.5 million private scholarships from thousands of different sponsors. FinAid provides helpful information on the different types of scholarships and how to search for them. 

Never pay for scholarship search services or applications. 

  • Legitimate scholarships never charge application fees.
  • All of the best scholarship search services are available for free online. 
  • For more information, see Scholarship Scams.

Student Employment

Federal Work Study 
Federal Work Study (FWS) is available to undergraduate and graduate students. FWS provides students the opportunity to earn funds ($10-$17/hour) as an alternative to loan debt while working on or off campus. After submitting the FAFSA, eligible students are offered FWS in the UMB financial aid package. Students must accept the FWS offer prior to seeking employment. 
More information/view available positions.

Graduate Assistantships 
Graduate assistantships are available to graduate students of degree-seeking programs who are making satisfactory progress. Graduate assistants at UMB function both as students and as professionals, enhancing their education by playing this important dual role. While studying to meet academic requirements for advanced degrees, graduate assistants also complement their formal studies through research and/or teaching under the supervision or tutelage of UMB faculty and staff. An assistantship appointment may be either full time (20 hours per week) or half time (10 hours per week). Benefits include a stipend, tuition remission, in-state status, and paid student health insurance. 
More information/apply for an assistantship. 


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specific questions related to your financial aid package Richard Legendre
assistance through the application process for UMSON scholarship programs, select MHEC programs, graduate assistantships, and veterans assistance The UMSON Scholarships and Grants Office
Conway Scholars: A way to invest in your career.

You have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship — tuition, fees, and books — thanks to the generosity of William and Joanne Conway.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs): Bring your dedication, passion, and global health world view into the profession of nursing.

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Academic Partnerships

We've partnered with schools and hospitals in Maryland to offer academic pathways that will simplify your busy life

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