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 Housing Rates

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Cost
8-Month Community- Standard Double & Single Rooms $7,660 $3,830
9-Month Continuous Housing- Potomac Hall Standard Double & Single Rooms $7,660 $3,830
9-Month Continuous Housing- Potomac Hall Converted Single Rooms $8,000 $4,000
9-Month Continuous Housing- Apartments & Harbor 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 traditional halls and suites are required to have a residential 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 meal plan.
  • Students living in 9-month continuous housing traditional halls and suites must also purchase a minimum of a $50 flex meal plan for the January term as part of the housing license whether or not students plan to reside in housing for the month of January.
  • For more information about meal plans, please contact Campus Card and Mail Services or visit Dining Services
Residential Meal Plans
(Semester Rate)

The Ultimate 

$2,470

Savvy 16 

$2,470

Terrific 12

$2,131

Super 225 Block 

$2,235

Flexible 14 

$2,698

Flexible 10

$2,253

Meal Plans for Apartment Residents Only
(Semester Rate)

Flexible 5 

$940

Mega 50 Block 

$520

Mini 25 Block 

$263

 


Residential Life Scholarships

Residential Life offers scholarships which provides eligibility exclusively to Residential Life students. Students who are licensed with Walker Avenue Apartments or hired as a Residential Life Paraprofessional for the award period are not eligible for either scholarship.

Student Success Scholarship

The purpose of the Student Success Scholarship is to assist current residential life students who demonstrate significant financial need to remain in on-campus residents, who may otherwise be unable to afford housing during the academic year. The scholarship is supported by Residential Life. Award funds are for the following semester. If you are applying in fall, the funds would be applied for the spring semester housing balance. If the application is submitted and accepted in spring, the funds would be for the subsequent fall. Several scholarships may be awarded each semester. Funds will vary based on eligibility and will range from full semester housing costs to partial semester housing costs, not to exceed the cost of a double room.

The application is open on Scholarship Retriever from April 1-31 for Fall Awards and October 1-31 for Spring Awards.

Robinson Scholarship

Named for the former director of Residential Life, The Robinson Scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a good academic record who is also in need of financial aid.

The application is open on Scholarship Retriever from April 1-31 for Fall Awards.

Apply for UMBC Scholarships