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Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Listed are rates for the 2021-2022 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.

2021-2022 Room Rates*


Room Type Annual Rate Semester Cost
Hall/Suite Rooms- Triple & Quad Bedrooms N/A $N/A
Hall/Suite Rooms- Standard Single & Double Bedrooms $7,660 $3,830
Hall/Suite Rooms- Converted Single Bedrooms $8,000 $4,000
Apartments & Harbor 9-Month Rooms $8,000 $4,000

*These rates include the $175 semester/$350 year communication fee that covers Xfinity Streaming IPTV and high-speed ethernet or wireless connectivity.  

2021-2022 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 $2,470
Savvy 16 Meal Plan N/A $2,470
Terrific 12 Meal Plan* N/A $2,131
Super 225 Block Meal Plan N/A $2,235
Flexible 14 Meal Plan N/A $2,698
Flexible 10 Meal Plan N/A $2,253
Meals Plans for Apartment Residents Only
Flexible 5 Meal Plan N/A $940
Mega 50 Block Meal Plan N/A $520
Mini 25 Block Meal Plan N/A $263