USM Board of Regents Approves Tuition Rates for Fiscal Year 2016

Adelphi, Md. (May 6, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved a schedule of tuition rates and student fees for fiscal year (FY) 2016, or the academic year of 2015-16.

The tuition rates reflect a 5% increase in resident (in-state) tuition for undergraduate students. At the flagship University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) campus, the per-semester increase is $194, or $388 for the full academic year.

At most USM institutions, the range in annual increase for in-state undergraduate students is between $205 (Coppin State University) and the $388 annual increase at UMCP. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) increased its in-state, undergraduate tuition by 7%, reflecting the system-wide 5% increase and an additional 2% to match a mid-year (January 2015) increase previously implemented by some USM institutions but deferred at UMBC. System-wide, out-of-state undergraduate full-time rates will increase up to 5%.

The schedule of tuition rates and fees can be found on the meeting agenda here. An archive of recent-year schedules for tuition/fees, and room and board, is posted here by the USM Office of Administration and Finance.

In a separate action, the board approved a request from UMCP to offer undergraduate differential pricing, starting in 2015-16, for juniors and seniors in three majors: business, engineering, and computer science. UMCP requested the differential pricing to manage the higher cost of instruction for these disciplines while still advancing growth, access, and quality.

Increases for in-state graduate and professional full-time tuition range from an average of 5% to 13.1%. Full-time rates for out-of-state graduate and professional students will increase up to 5%.  


Contact: Mike Lurie
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