You have your undergraduate degree. Now you're going another step further. Financial aid continues to be available!
As a graduate student, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, continues to be your source for financial aid.
The FAFSA becomes available October 1st each year. You should complete it as soon you plan to attend graduate school. You must reapply for financial aid each year by completing the FAFSA.
When completing the FAFSA, be sure to include UBalt's school code: 002102. UBalt will determine which financial aid programs you are eligible for based on the results of your FAFSA.
Financial aid awards are sent:
- After a student has been admitted to the University of Baltimore
- After we receive your valid FAFSA and completed financial aid files
- Click on "My Student Center"
- Select "View Financial Aid" or "Accept/Decline Awards"
- Choose "2024" under the Aid Year column
You will also receive email notifications about your financial aid status from the Office of Financial Aid:
- Continuing students or new students who have registered for class:
- check your ubalt.edu email account
- New students who have not registered for class:
- check the email account used on your admission application
Graduate students are also eligible to apply for the credit-based Graduate PLUS Loan. For additional information on the application process for this loan and other opportunities for scholarships, visit the types of aid webpage or the Office of Financial Aid.
Have you considered being a Graduate Assistant?
A graduate assistantship is a great way to apply the skills you're learning in the classroom to the real world. This is truly knowledge that works!
Graduate assistantships also come with some great benefits such as:
- Flexible scheduling
- Networking opportunities
- Tuition benefits
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after I receive my award notice?
The email you receive will direct you to your MyUBalt Portal to complete the remaining financial aid steps. You will want to complete the "4 Steps to Financial Aid" found in the left-hand column. Specifically, you will want to complete step 2. If you are borrowing a loan for the first time at UBalt, step 3 will also need to be completed.
If you do not have your login information for MyUBalt, please click here.
How much financial aid should I accept?
This is up to you! A bill, or charge, will be created on your account after you've registered for classes. You may want to check the tuition and fees webpage to determine how much you will be charged. Consider accepting enough financial aid to cover the cost of your educational expenses. We recommend only borrowing what you need. Remember, you are not required to accept everything which is offered to you!
What happens if I have too much or not enough financial aid?
If you have more financial aid on your account than your charges total, you will be issued a refund. Refunds are sent from the Office of the Comptroller in Annapolis. It is important that you keep your address up to date at all times. You can expect to receive your refund within 10 business days of seeing "Refund Financial Aid Annapolis" on your student account.
There are two options for students who do not have enough financial aid to cover their tuition and fee charges. The first option is to enroll in the payment plan offered though Sallie Mae. The second option is to visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn about other financial aid opportunities.
For additional information about refunds or payment plans, visit the Office of the Bursar's website.
Do I have to be full-time to receive financial aid?
Generally, graduate students only need to be enrolled half-time (6 credits or more) to receive federal aid. However, some scholarships may require you to enroll full-time (9 credits or more). For requirements of specific programs, see types of aid or the Office of Financial Aid.