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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.

Spring 2021 Semester Room Rates*

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Cost
Residence Hall Rooms N/A $3,925
Residence Hall Triple/Quad Bedrooms N/A N/A
Apartments N/A $3,925

*These rates include the $175 annual communication fee that covers Xfinity Streaming IPTV and high-speed ethernet or wireless connectivity. 


Proposed Spring Semester 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

The proposed Spring 2021 Board Rates are subject to change.

Board Plans Annual Rate Semester Cost
The Ultimate Meal Plan N/A $2,351
Savvy 16 Meal Plan N/A
Terrific 12 Meal Plan* N/A $2,031
Super 225 Block Meal Plan N/A $2,155
Flexible 14 Meal Plan N/A $2,569
Flexible 10 Meal Plan N/A
Meals Plans for Apartment Residents Only
Flexible 5 Meal Plan N/A $894
Mega 50 Block Meal Plan N/A $501
Mini 25 Block Meal Plan N/A $253