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Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Listed are tentative semester rates for the Academic Year of 2017-2018. Rates are approved by the Board of Regents in early summer. 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.

Semester Room Rates

Residence Halls Rooms $3658
Residence Hall Triple/Quad Rooms $2629
Apartment & Nine Month Occupancy Suites (Harbor) $3783

Board (Meal Plan) Rates

The Ultimate Meal Plan $2260
Savvy 16 Meal Plan $2260
Flexible 14 Meal Plan $2471
Super 225 Block Meal Plan $2041
Terrific 12 Meal Plan $1958
Flexible 10 Meal Plan $2080
Flexible 5 Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $855
Mega 50 Block Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $473
Mini 25 Block Meal Plan(apt. residents only) $238

Residents of Potomac Hall (a 9-month community) and Harbor Hall 151-156 (WILL), 162-174 (9-month floor), 225-239 (ILE), 262-274 (9-month floor) and 325-339, 362-374 (9-month floors) are required to select a Winter Session Meal Plan see below.  Students in 9-month housing will be billed for a Winter Session Meal plan whether they stay on campus in January or not.

Winter Ultimate –  $456

Winter Savvy 16 – $411

Winter Terrific 12 – $368

Mini 25 Block – $233

Just Flex – $50

NOTE:  The Winter Session meal plan rates are based on January 2017 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. For more information about meal plans and menu options, go to

Communication Fee

Residence Halls & Apartments $175
*This fee is included in your room rate when you are billed, and covers cable and high-speed Internet access.  Please note this cost is already included in the semester room rates above.