Spring Loan Adjustment Period

January 22, 2024 - March 29, 2024

During this time, students can request a federal loan increase (if eligible) or return loan funds that have disbursed for the spring semester. The request form is available on the Financial Aid Forms page. 


2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Update

Federal Student Aid has announced the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! Students may visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to complete the application for the 2024-2025 academic year. UMB School Code: 002104.

Students will need their FSA ID and password to start their FAFSA. Those who do not have an FSA ID should select the option to "Create An Account". 

The Department of Education will begin to send FAFSA data to schools in mid-March and students will receive an email notification once their information has been sent to their selected schools. 


All students receiving funds through the University — including financial aid, merit awards, grants, and scholarships — must annually complete a FAFSA for the appropriate academic year through the Federal Student Aid website. 

  • The 2023-2024 FAFSA covers Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. 
  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA should be completed for Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025. 
  • UMB School Code for FAFSA: 002104
  • All students seeking financial aid at UMB must complete the FAFSA each academic year.


Loan Processing: Students should monitor their official UMB email and SURFS accounts for notification regarding financial aid eligibility and any outstanding financial aid requirements. All loan requirements must be completed before funds will be disbursed to the student account. 

Fall Loans: Students who need assistance with paying an outstanding fall balance and were enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for the fall term may still apply to be reviewed for financial aid eligibility by completing a 2023-2024 FAFSA. Once submitted, students should contact aidtalk@umaryland.edu for additional assistance. 

Scheduled Loan Disbursement Information for the 2023-2024 academic year

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates: View the 2023-2024 federal student loan interest rates for Direct Stafford LoansGraduate PLUS Loans and Parent PLUS Loans

Notice to All Students on Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid


Contacting USFA via Email

Current students must always use their UMB email when contacting us. To safeguard your personal information, please do not send sensitive information, including documents with Social Security Numbers, to us via e-mail or fax.

  • Incoming students must have a Financial Aid email address in SURFS. Please log in to SURFS and follow the instructions for adding an email.

Gainful Employment

UMB is exercising the Early Implementation of the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule.

Student Right to Know

The Student Right to Know section provides important consumer information about Title IV aid and compliance.