You’re Near the Finish Line.

We’re here to help you cross it. You’ve earned significant credits toward your UMBC degree. Let’s get you what you need to finish.

Request Your Readmission Fee Waiver

It’s Easier than Ever to Complete Your Degree at UMBC

This is a unique moment in time – in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting our current students, UMBC moved thousands of classes online, from general education courses to major requirements. Now there’s an opportunity for you to come back and finish your degree without the extra demands of traveling to campus.

Readmission Fee Waiver

In recognition of your good academic standing, your $50 UMBC readmission fee will be waived.

To get your fee waiver, simply complete the form on this page and the code will be emailed directly to you.

Near-Completer Grants

UMBC may provide additional financial support through near-completer grants (amounts vary), which are for eligible students who are within 1 year of completing their degree requirements, and who:

  • Have demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA and
  • Have exhausted all other forms of funding

Online Course Options

This is just a sampling of the thousands of courses currently offered online or in hybrid mode:

  • Foreign Language Courses
  • Math and Statistics Courses
  • Science Courses (including Lab Courses)
  • Writing Intensive Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Upper-Level Courses
  • Major Courses
  • Capstone, Research, and Independent Study Courses

Dedicated Support Staff

We know you’ve got a lot on your plate. That’s why we’ve created a designated team to support you as you go through the readmission process:

  • An enrollment advisor to guide you through the readmission process
  • An assigned financial aid counselor to help you understand your funding options
  • A dedicated academic advisor to assist you with degree requirements and course selection questions


Featuring UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, this featurette showcases three stories of the growing population of students returning to college and the challenges they face in pursuit of a degree.

“A lot of students in college are not the typical 18 – 22-year-olds. These are older students who are working, they are raising kids, and we need to address all of the challenges they face.”

– President Freeman Hrabowski