Student Note Takers

You are dependable, hard-working, and want to support fellow students — you sound perfect for us! The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services is always looking for note takers to assist students with disabilities. 

Scope of duties

Note taking is for you if ...

  • You have completed your FAFSA for the current academic year.
  • You are a student in good academic standing.
  • You complete tasks on time.
  • You take detailed and well-organized notes.
  • You want to support a fellow student.

Preferred skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Organization
  • Comprehensive note taking
  • Neat/legible handwriting (if notes are handwritten)


Note takers are expected to keep all assignment-related information strictly confidential. Note takers do not share information about the students they work with.

This includes:

  • Whom in class they assist with note-taking services.
  • Why the student needs note-taking services.


  • Note takers are paid through an Educational Support Financial Aid Award from the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Education.
  • The payment for note taking is $125 per credit hour, and the award will be dispersed at the end of the semester in which you take notes.
  • The award funds will first apply toward your tuition if you have a balance on your account. If you do not owe anything at the time of the award, you will receive a reimbursement as you have requested in the past (i.e., via check, Higher OneCard, or deposit). If you are not sure which reimbursement you have chosen, please contact Student Accounting (410-706-8357).
  • This award and taking notes will not count as a position of employment within UMB or the University System of Maryland.
  • For more details, please see the Note Taker FAQ

Questions? Check out Note Taker FAQ or contact ESDS