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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.
- Submit your class schedule each semester.
- Complete a brief note taker training module and email the certificate to ESDS.
- Take detailed and well-organized notes each week in the courses that you have been assigned to by ESDS.
- Take notes during all class sessions, including guest speakers, and exam reviews.
- Email the notes to the ESDS office and to the student (if they choose to work directly with you) within 48 hours after class.
- 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.
- Attention to detail
- 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.
- 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.