New Item Added to Agenda for USM Board of Regents Special Meeting on FY 2016 Tuition

Adelphi, Md. (May 4, 2015) -- A new item has been added to the agenda for the special meeting of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, at which the board will vote on a proposed schedule of tuition and mandatory fees for fiscal year (FY) 2016.

The additional item is a proposal from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) for undergraduate differential pricing, starting in 2015-16, for juniors and seniors in three majors: business, engineering, and computer science. 

UMCP proposes that junior-year and senior-year students in these majors will pay the annual standard tuition and mandatory fees, plus the differential pricing, in order to manage the higher cost of instruction for these disciplines. (Resident and nonresident students in these majors would pay the same differential pricing.)

If approved by the board, in FY 2016 the differential pricing will be $700 per year. Starting in FY 2018, the full differential will be in effect at $2,800 per year for juniors and seniors in those majors. The updated agenda and background materials can be found here.

The meeting takes place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Christopher Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Other information on the meeting agenda and travel logistics can be found here.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719