Tuition and Fees for Spring 2021 Semester

December 17, 2020

Dear Student,

I am writing to inform you of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) plans for tuition and fees for the spring 2021 semester. With student learning experiences and telework in spring 2021 scheduled to look similar to fall 2020, the fees outlined in this email remain unchanged from what was charged in fall 2020. (See also: Fall Semester 2020 URecFit Update.) Some fees will continue to not be assessed and others will be reduced. These decisions were made in consultation with leadership in each of the schools and were informed by student feedback.

Fees Not Assessed and Reduction of Student Fees

The Student Government Fee of $11.00 and Shuttle Fee of $94.50 will not be billed for the spring 2021 semester. The campus shuttle service will not operate during the spring semester. Please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website to learn about existing and new spring services, including a UMB partnership with Lyft to offer two on-demand ride programs.

Students are assessed a Student Activities Fee ranging from $25.50 to $45.00 that is specific to their course of study. If your school is assessing this fee, you will see this reflected in your bill.

The Campus Center Infrastructure and Services (CCIS) Fee will be reduced to $635.50 for full-time students and $70.45 per credit hour for part-time students. The CCIS Fee includes the URecFit allocation, SMC Campus Center operations, and other student services. These reductions are possible because some services have been scaled down.

Student Services and Resources

Many campus services and operations are available. The Campus Center remains open to serve students. UMB Student Affairs continues to offer remote and online programming and services available to all UMB students, including virtual URecFit and Wellness experiences facilitated by student and full-time employees. You can easily register for classes and programs using the URecFit website and the new URecFit Live mobile app. The Student Counseling Center is not funded through the CCIS fee, but it is important to note that the center offers tele-mental health services, resources, and programming.

Updates will be provided about in-person experiences that become available as the University makes decisions — informed by the UMB Recovery Framework and the situation-based planning document — that move the campus between Low-Density, Moderate-Density, and Normal Operations (see COVID-19 Status of Operation and Telework Policy).


Student Billing

Spring 2021 e-bills will be published in TouchNet on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, with a Jan. 21 due date. To view current account balances, recent activity, and estimated financial aid, please log in to the TouchNet link via SURFS. You may access TouchNet by logging in to SURFS, then clicking on the TouchNet link in the main menu. Students are encouraged to review their accounts regularly to ensure that all charges and payments are posted correctly.

UMB remains committed to ensuring that students, regardless of financial need, can succeed as members of our community. If your families’ financial needs have changed because of the pandemic, please contact University Student Financial Assistance so that your financial aid package can be reviewed for possible adjustments, which may take approximately three weeks to process.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email at I would be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate person at UMB.

Wishing you a healthy and safe winter break and new year.



Flavius R.W. Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH

Vice Provost, Academic and Student Affairs