USM Board of Regents Approves Tuition and Fees for Fiscal Year 2013

Adelphi, Md. (May 30, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved a tuition and fee schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2013 that establishes a 3 percent increase in full-time student tuition for in-state undergraduates at most USM institutions.

The out-of-state undergraduate tuition rate for full-time students represents a range of zero increase, at University of Maryland University Maryland College, to a maximum 5 percent increase at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).

Tuition for a full-time, in-state undergraduate student at UMCP, the USM flagship campus, has been set at $7,175 for the 2012-13 academic year, an increase of $209 (or $104.50 per semester) from 2011-12.

The approved mandatory fees will support student activities and, in certain cases, the construction of major building projects. The complete list of FY 2013 tuition and fees for USM institutions can be seen at

"During the recent special legislative session, the USM avoided the sweeping cuts that loomed in the so-called ‘doomsday budget.' However, it is important to note that the USM did not go without spending cuts in the budget passed by the General Assembly," USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan said.

"Thanks to the support of the Governor and the General Assembly, I think the System's management of tuition levels and costs is quite remarkable and stands out very favorably to the routine, double-digit percentage increases in tuition that we see around the country."

At Salisbury University, a special 6 percent increase for in-state undergraduate tuition was approved for a second straight year. The 6 percent increase is part of a scheduled, three-year special adjustment to raise the institution's historically low in-state tuition to a level consistent with its peer institutions.  Annual tuition at Salisbury University for a full-time, in-state undergraduate will be $5,576 during the 2012-13 academic year.


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