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Program Fees, Scholarships, and Financial Assistance

Program Package Fees: 2024

Package Type Commuter Online
Total Package Fee $2,500.00 $1,500.00

There is a program package fee for each option: commuter or 100% online. The package fee is comprised of course tuition, summer mandatory fees, and the program fee. For a breakdown, see immediately below. 

Note: the program does not offer an option that provides campus housing.

Course Tuition

  • Based on the approved per credit Maryland in-state tuition rate. 
  • All Options. $412.00 per credit x 3 credits = $1,236.00

Summer Mandatory Fees

  • Summer Campus Fee: Flat rate assessed for any course registration that requires students to come to campus, even if only for one class meeting. Supports university resources that include transportation, student union, recreation, and registration services. Commuter Option. $205.00
  • Summer Distance Learning Fee: Flat rate charged for any course registration that does not require students to come to campus. Supports university resources and registration services. Online Option. $96.00

Program Fee

  • Commuter Option: Covers program activities and mentor supervision during scheduled activities. $1,059.00
  • Online Option: Covers online activities and mentor support. $168.00

Tuition and Fees Note

  • 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. Although changes in tuition, fees, and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

Several courses charge an additional fee. Complete information regarding this additional fee is noted within the course description.

  • ARCH150 Studio Fee: $140
  • BMGT262 (In Person) Supply Fee: $50
  • KNES289F Supply Fee: $40

Terp Scholars offers a limited number of partial financial scholarships. Awards vary, are competitive, and based on funding availability. No award exceeds 30% of the total program package fee. Students who received an award in a previous year are not eligible to receive an award in subsequent years.

Scholarship Schedule Deadlines
Scholarship Application Opens February 15
Scholarship Application Closes April 1
Notification of Scholarship Decision April 15

Before Applying for a Scholarship

  • The program application and scholarship application are separate. 
  • Students must first submit the Terp Scholars application and receive admission.
  • Incomplete scholarship applications, or scholarship applications from students not admitted to the program, will not be reviewed.

Applying for the Scholarship

  • Submit Scholarship Application Form.
  • Include the following:
    • University ID # (UID) which is located at top right corner of the Terp Scholars’ admission letter,
    • Federal Income Tax Return (copy), and
    • Personal Statement.

Many public school districts offer dual enrollment or early college programs that provide financial assistance. Some school districts limit enrollment to local community colleges while others permit enrollment at colleges/universities. School districts may also limit enrollment to a specific class level (juniors or seniors) and may have deadlines that differ from those of Terp Young Scholars.

Interested students should contact their school’s guidance office for such details. Students should not submit an application for Terp Young Scholars until they have contacted the appropriate school district regarding eligibility. If admitted, program payment arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

For the state of Maryland, below is a listing of county-specific public school websites that specify financial assistance for enrollment in qualified courses taken at any Maryland public college or university, in-person or online, including Summer Session.

Use the EXST contact form. Include your full name, program name, and a complete statement regarding the requested action.

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