Prospective Dental Hygiene Students

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Applying

Prospective students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 in order to ensure that all financial aid deadlines are met.  More information about the application process can be found here.

Quick Facts

The following is a list of aid that is available on an annual basis based on the students individual eligibility and level of funding.

Award NameAward TypeFunding SourceMinimum AwardMaximum Award
Federal Pell GrantGrantFederal$523$5,550
Federal SEOGGrantFederal$500$3,000
University GrantGrantInstitution$500$4,000
Federal Stafford Loan
(Subsidized)
LoanFederal$500$5,500
Federal Stafford Loan
(Unsubsidized)*
LoanFederal$500$7,000

*Federal Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized) available to independent students and certain dependent students.

Budgets

The budget (cost of attendance) is an estimate of education related expenses for an academic year.  It includes direct education expenses such as:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees

Also included are indirect education expenses such as:

  • Books and supplies
  • Room and board
  • Transportation
  • Commuting expense
  • Uniforms and instruments
  • Travel

The Student Financial Aid Office does an annual budget adjustment each year.  Please note that tuition and fees are projected in this adjustment and that actual costs may change.  Refer to the Student Accounting Office or your bill for actual costs.  Admitted students may view their budget on SimsWeb.

The most common living expense budgets for students:

Off CampusPascault RowWith Parents
Resident$19,440$14,229$8,190
Non Resident$19,440$14,229$8,190

This living expense budget includes the summer, fall and spring.

Awards

All awards are based on each student's individual need as determined by the FAFSA.  No award is guaranteed and awards are not automatically renewed from one year to the next.  Award dates may be found on the financial aid calendar.

Maryland Residents -Students considered Maryland residents by UMB should complete the FAFSA prior to March 1 to be considered for Maryland State Scholarships. More information is available here.

Typical Award Package

Students who file the FAFSA on or before March 1st are given priority award consideration.  The following award package is an example of what a student who filed on or before the priority award date may expect to be offered:

Award

Amount

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan

$5,500

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan

$7,000

Perkins Loan

$4,000

University Grant

$4,000

Total Awards$20,500

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor before applying for a private/alternative loan.

Enrollment

Students are awarded financial aid based on anticipated full time enrollment which is 12 credit hours.  Therefore, please note that some awards may be reduced if the student drops below full time status.  Students must remain enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) in order to receive federal aid.