Tuition and Cost to Attend University of Maryland College Park

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Maryland residents to go to University of Maryland College Park is $20,572 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Maryland residence can expect a one year cost of $39,758.

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Maryland College Park tuition is $7,390 per year for in-state residents. This is 18% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The cost is $10,766 and 59% cheaper than the average Maryland tuition of $18,156 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 13th in Maryland amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 24th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $26,576 which represents a 260% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,772 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,162.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,280 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in College Park should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,130.

Costs and Tuition for University of Maryland College Park
Expenditure Price
Maryland Resident Total Cost $20,572
   In-State Tuition$7,390
   Other Fees$1,772
   Room and Board$10,280
   Books and Supplies$1,130
Non-Resident Total Cost $39,758
   Out-of-State Tuition$26,576
   Other Fees$1,772
   Room and Board$10,280
   Books and Supplies$1,130

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,572 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Maryland College Park net price for in-state students receiving aid was $13,625* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

50% of University of Maryland College Park students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $8,174. 20 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,125. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Maryland College Park, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Maryland College Park
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,625*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid50%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,174
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants20%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,125

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,605
$30,001 to $48,000$11,730
$48,001 to $75,000$16,182
$75,001 to $110,000$19,498
$110,000+$20,892

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,572 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,572. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

40%
33%
27%

Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $8,174

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Maryland College Park or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 33% - $6,741

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 27% -  $5,657

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if University of Maryland College Park is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 89/100 for University of Maryland College Park. Considering an average net price paid of $13,625, this leads to an overall value ranking of 84/100. This places the school 18th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Maryland College Park
Pennsylvania State University Main Campus117.7% more expensive
The College of New Jersey40.1% more expensive
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College22.5% less expensive
SUNY at Binghamton20.6% less expensive
Stony Brook University20.6% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Maryland College Park.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Maryland College Park is $82,288 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $13,625 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $54,500**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $102,860 or $68,125 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Maryland College Park.

Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,695
Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,286
Non-Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$13,288
Non-Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$19,879

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Maryland College Park are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Maryland College Park
Price per credit hour for Maryland residents$290
Cost for one class for Maryland residents (3 credit hours)$870
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,014
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,042
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,056



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 36% of University of Maryland College Park students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,741. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $25,254.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Maryland College Park? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $54,500, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $68,285.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Maryland College Park. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 50% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,625. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Maryland College Park student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Maryland College Park Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$569.04
Amount Borrowed$54,500.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,785.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$68,285.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Maryland College Park? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Maryland College Park, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $68,285.06 would be needed to afford a $569.04 monthly payment in the example $54,500.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Maryland College Park in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,906 to $8,655. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $82,288.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Maryland College Park.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$28,291$113,165
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$36,108$144,431
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $46,084$184,334
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $53,347$213,390

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Maryland College Park five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$8,053$23,990 0.6%
2009$8,005$23,075 0.5%
2008$7,969$22,208 0.8%
2007$7,906$21,345 1.1%
2006$7,821$20,145 5.5%
2005$7,410$18,710 9.6%
2004$6,759$17,433 19.2%
2003$5,670$14,434 6.2%
2002$5,341$13,413 4%
2001$5,136$12,668 4%
2000$4,939$11,827 5.1%
1999$4,699$11,221 5.4%
1998$4,460$10,589 7%
1997$4,169$10,228 9.9%
1996$3,794$9,738 9%
1995$3,480$9,284 9.5%
1994$3,179$8,783 14.4%
1993$2,778$8,382 14.4%
1992$2,429$7,297 7.1%
1991$2,269$6,325 8.2%
1990$2,097$5,754 10%
1989$1,906$5,292 9.5%
1988$1,740$4,608 8.7%
1987$1,601$4,477

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Maryland College Park to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 227 17% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 202 6% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 136 16% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 118 7% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 111 26% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 103 6% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 81 4% costlier
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 75 1% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 58 1% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 52 3% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 48 21% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 47 20% costlier
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 44 10% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 43 8% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 40 5% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 38 1% costlier
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 38 40% costlier
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 38 16% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 35 6% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 35 17% costlier
Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 34 0% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 34 8% costlier
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 32 11% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 32 12% costlier
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 31 36% costlier
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 29 8% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 29 5% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 28 25% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 26 13% cheaper
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 24 11% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 23 10% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 22 13% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 21 9% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 19 12% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 19 13% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 18 2% cheaper
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 18 11% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 16 18% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 14 22% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 14 8% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 14 9% costlier
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 13 8% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 13 20% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 13 5% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 13 1% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 12 0% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 10 28% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 9 9% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 9 9% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 8 20% costlier
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 8 22% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 8 8% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 7 8% costlier
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 6% cheaper
Family and Community Services Bachelor's Degree 6 50% costlier
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 6 13% costlier
Public Health, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 4% cheaper
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 5 13% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 4% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 20% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 4 21% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 11% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 4 22% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 4 0% costlier
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 4 21% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 2% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 6% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 13% cheaper
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 3 13% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 22% costlier
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 23% costlier
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 9% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 27% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 22% costlier
Russian Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 21% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 30% costlier
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier

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About University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland College Park is a four year public college located in College Park, Maryland.  Full time enrollment is 32,233 and part time is 5,398.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 25,326 applicants. 11,889 were admitted and 3,906 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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