Welcome to the Basic Needs Resource Center
The University of Baltimore is committed to offering a career-focused education for aspiring and current professionals that provide the region with highly educated leaders. Often, situations arise or events outside of a student’s control can impact or alter their academic plan. Regardless of the type of hardship, the focus of the Basic Needs Virtual Resource Center is to provide every student with real support as they pursue their educational goals. The most important thing we want students visiting this site to know is that there are resources and services available to help meet their needs and that there is a team of individuals committed to providing this support. Please know that in the event your needs exceed the resources currently available, our team will work to find appropriate alternatives either through the University or within the local community. On this page, you will find links to various supports both here at the University of Baltimore and within the local community.
Find a Service by Category
Academic Accommodations and Support
Office of Disability and Access Services
Disability and Access Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities and works to ensure access to all campus facilities and programs.
Academic Success Team
The Academic Success Team offers a variety of services and supports to University of Baltimore Students. From tutoring and academic coaching to math and writing support, the Academic Success Team is there for you.
Robert L. Bogomolny Library
The RLB Library has a wealth of resources to help support students during their academic journey. For more information on the services that they provide, check out the link below.
Affordable Connectivty Program (Low Cost Internet)
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines , or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
Participates in one of these assistance programs:
-Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
-Federal Housing Assistance, including:
-Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
-Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811
-Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
-Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
-or Lifeline ;
Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal land :
-Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
-Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
-Tribal Head Start (income based)
To Receive the Benefit
- See if your household fits into any eligible categories
- Choose how you want to apply and submit all necessary documents
- Use the FCC's search tool to find a company that offers ACP discounts
For more information, please contact the Clinical Case Manager, Tony DuLaney at 410-837-5159 or Tdulaney@ubalt.edu
Adapted fromAffordable Connectivity Program by FCC, 2023- https://www.fcc.gov/acp
Adapted from Affordable Connectivity Program by Point Park University, 2023 https://www.pointpark.edu/admissions/financialaid/affordable-connectivity-program
Clothing Support and Services
The career closet is a free resource for any UBalt student in need of professional attire. The closet has a variety of clothing options from full suits to business casual in many different sizes. All items in the closet are from generous donations from faculty, staff, and alumni.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
The Rosenberg Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion
The Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community where all students feel valued and supported and are able to engage in dialogue through conscious questioning and active listening. Specific resources related to Inclusion and Diversity can be found here.
Diversity and International Services
The Office of Diversity and International Services supports the University of Baltimore student community through providing cultural awareness programming, Safe Space Ally training, supports and guidance on study abroad programs, and assistance to international students currently studying at the University of Baltimore.
Financial Support and Services
UBalt Cares & HEERF Grants (Available through Spring 2023)
The UBalt CARES & HEERF grants are provided by the U.S. Department of Education to support students who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). For information about eligibility please visit the website below.
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund was developed to support University of Baltimore students who are experiencing an exceptional financial crisis that may prevent students from being successful or making academic progress.
Reduced-Price Graduation Regalia
Barnes and Noble at UBalt and the Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion have partnered to be able to provide a small number of regalia packages at a significantly reduced price. Individuals feeling as though they will need this assistance should complete the following form
website signup: https://bit.ly/UBaltReducedPriceRegalia (while supplies last)
Office of Financial Aid
UBalt offers a range of financial aid and payment options so that all students may benefit from an UBalt education. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.
Office of the Bursar
The Office of the Bursar oversees tuition payment services, student refunds, and third party billing.
Career and Internship Center
The Career and Internship center offers a variety of services to University of Baltimore Students seeking employment. The CIC can assist in reviewing resumes, cover letters, and other job application related material. Additionally, the CIC cultivates close relationships with community partners and employers to assist students in identifying jobs related to their planned careers.
Food Support and Services
The University of Baltimore’s Campus Pantry is a resource available to members of our community meant to combat food insecurity on campus. Participants are able to shop in the Pantry once a week for food, baby items (diapers, wipes etc.) and toiletry items. We can also provide SNAP application assistance. Come visit us in the Student Center room 202A on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon-6pm or schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com. All you need is your Bee Card!
Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for SNAP.
Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank supports those in need of food assistance throughout the state of Maryland. By partnering with local food banks and other non-profit organizations, the MD Food Bank offers those in need various opportunities to receive food. To find a provider closest to you, please follow the Find Food link.
Mental and Emotional Wellness
UBalt CARES & HEERF Grants (Available through Spring 2023)
The UBalt CARES & HEERF grants are provided by the U.S. Department of Education to support students who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). For a list of potential hardships that would be eligible for funds please visit the website below.
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free and confidential resource that is available to student 24/7 all year round regardless if classes are in session. The SAP provides a variety of supports that include in the moment emotional support, up to 5 free sessions of short term therapy, free financial planning, and a free 30 minute consultation with a lawyer. Additionally, the SAP assists with identifying referrals for child and elder care providers.
Compass Case Management
Compass Case Management works with University of Baltimore Students to help them identify supports and resources both on and off campus. Services included within the Compass Case Management program include, but are not limited to:
- Referrals to the Student Assistance Program,
- Referrals to on-campus resources and supports,
- Assessment of needs,
- Referral for mental wellness or behavioral health concerns,
- Follow-up during and after hospitalization or medical leave of absence,
- Health and safety referrals, and
- Help managing complex medical needs and crisis management.
Technology Support and Services
Office of Technology Services – Student Technology Loaner Request
Students in need of a laptop may request to borrow one from the Office of Technology Services. The length of time a student may borrow a laptop may vary depending on their classes and needs.
website request: ubalt.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1799/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=42630
Office of Technology Services – Free Office 365 for students
Students are able to receive a free license for Mircosoft Office 365 by downloading the link from their MyUB Portal. The license allows students access to the Microsoft Suite of applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
RLB Library Student Resources
The RLB library has a host of different resources available to students to help them access key course materials. For more information see the link below
Transportation Support and Services
All Access College Transit Pass
The MTA All Access College Transit Pass allows students currently taking classes at participating Maryland area colleges, universities, trade and technical schools to purchase a 31 Day Pass for $55.00.
Passes can be purchased at the MTA Store located in the William Donald Schaefer Tower. Please be sure to have your UBalt ID and a copy of your enrollment verification form. To find the enrollment verification form go to your MyUB page and click the link in the upper left corner.
MTA Store for Student Passes
Located in: William Donald Schaefer TowerAddress : 6 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Hours : Open ⋅ Closes 4:30PM
Phone : (866) 743-3682
Veteran Student Services
The Bob Parsons Veterans Center
The Bob Parsons Veterans Center connects you to the many resources available for military and veteran students at the University of Baltimore and offers support and resources in a military-friendly atmosphere. We are here to help you connect with campus resources, get involved in the university, and provide a place for you to relax and connect with other veteran and military-affiliated students.
If at any time you would like more information or further support, information about additional resources or have any questions you can contact the Office of Student Support at 410-837-4755 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.