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Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Listed are rates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Official rates can be found on the UMBC Bursar’s office website for tuition and fees.

Room Rates*

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Cost
Residence Hall Rooms $7,694 $3,847
Residence Hall Triple/Quad Bedrooms $5,520 $2,760
Apartments and Nine-Month Harbor Suites $8,114 $4,057

*These rates include the $350 annual communication fee that covers Xfinity Streaming IPTV and high-speed ethernet or wireless connectivity. 

Board (Meal Plan) Rates

Students living in Residence Halls and Suites are required to have a meal plan, and will be defaulted to the Terrific 12 Meal Plan if they do not select another option when they apply for housing.  Apartment residents may elect to have any of the following meal plans. View the 2020-2021 Meal Plan Terms provided by Campus Card and Mail Services.  For more information about meal plans, please visit

Board Plans Annual Rate Semester Cost
The Ultimate Meal Plan $4,888 $2,444
Savvy 16 Meal Plan $4,888 $2,444
Terrific 12 Meal Plan* $4,220 $2,110
Super 225 Block Meal Plan $4,438 $2,219
Flexible 14 Meal Plan $5,342 $2,671
Flexible 10 Meal Plan $4,482 $2,241

Meals Plans for Apartment Residents Only

Flexible 5 Meal Plan $1,856 $   928
Mega 50 Block Meal Plan $1,032 $   516
Mini 25 Block Meal Plan $   522 $   261

Winter Board (Meal Plan) Rates

Residents in 9-month residence hall housing (Potomac Hall, Harbor Hall 151-156 (WILL), 162-174, 225-239 (ILE), 262-274, 325-339 and 362-374) are required to select one of these Winter Session Meal Plans.

Board Plans Annual Rate
Winter Ultimate $   488
Winter Savvy 16 $   483
Winter Terrific 12 $   417
Mini 25 Block $   253
Just Flex – $50.00** $    50

NOTE:  These Winter Session meal plan rates are based on January 2020 and are subject to change
**Students selecting this option will be able to use the Flex Dollars during the Winter Session and/or during the Spring Semester