Fall 2005
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*** Although changes in fees are ordinarily announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without previous announcement. Please refer to the Important Fee Notice below. ***

(mandatory fees included)

Maryland Residents, Full-time Undergraduate Students $3,910.50
Non-Residents, Full-time Undergraduate Students $10,072.50
  • All mandatory fees are included in the amounts above. For billing purposes, Undergraduate full-time status is defined as registration for 12 or more credits

(mandatory fees not included, see below)

Part-Time Undergraduates, Maryland Residents $273.00 per credit hour
Part-Time Undergraduates, Non-Residents $787.00 per credit hour

(mandatory fees not included, see below)

Graduate Students, Maryland Residents $393.00 per credit hour
Graduate Students, Non-Residents $820.00 per credit hour
  • Many graduate programs such as MBA, ENTS, or Reliability Engineering have increased rates or special fees. Graduate students are advised to check with their department to determine these charges.
  • For all categories, Non-Residents are defined as students from the District of Columbia, and all other states and countries.
  • Note that a student who has been admitted to the Graduate School will be charged the Graduate Credit Hour fee for all courses regardless of the level of the course.

In addition to the per credit hour fees, undergraduate and graduate students are charged the mandatory fees noted. All mandatory fees are refunded in accordance with the university refund schedule upon withdrawal.

Total Mandatory Fees (Fall 2005)
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $627.50
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $288.00
Graduate students (Full time) $458.50
Graduate students (Part time) $279.50
Doctoral Candidates $279.50

The Auxiliary Facilities Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $31.00
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $15.00
Graduate students $15.00

The Student Activities Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $30.00
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $16.00
Graduate students $7.50

The Athletic Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $170.00
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $ 57.00
Graduate students $ 57.00

The Performing Arts & Cultural Center Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $ 33.50
Graduates (9+ credits) $ 33.50
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $ 17.00
Graduates (1-8 credits) $ 17.00

The Stamp Union and Recreational Services Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $ 114.50
Graduates (9+ credits) $ 109.00
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $ 57.50
Graduates (1-8 credits) $ 57.50

The Shuttle Bus Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $ 58.00
Graduates (9+ credits) $ 58.00
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $ 29.50
Graduates (1-8 credits) $ 29.50

The Building Recreation Fee:
Undergraduates (9+ credits) $ 148.50
Graduates (9+ credits) $ 136.50
Undergraduates (1-8 credits) $ 75.00
Graduates (1-8 credits) $ 75.00

Technology Fee:
Undergraduates and Graduates(9+ credits) $ 42.00
Undergraduates and Graduates(1-8 credits) $ 21.00

Residence Halls:
Maryland Residents/Non-Residents per semester $2,392.00
Telecommunications Fee $70.00

Dining Services
Campus Point Plan, Lite $1,545.00
Campus Point Plan, Regular $1,645.00
Campus Point Plan, Plus $1,745.00

Other Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee (one time only) $ 50.00
Undergraduate International Application Fee (one time only) $50.00
Graduate Application Fee (one time only) $50.00
Parking Registration, Campus Resident $373.00 (full year)
Parking Registration, Commuter $ 183.00 (full year)
Student Teaching Fee (one time only) $400.00
Special Mathematics Fee (MATH 003, 010, 011, 013, 015) this fee is in addition to course charges $230.00
Special Engineering Fee (ENCO 009) $ 60.00 (an additional $18 will be charged for special course registration)
Special COOP Fee (COOP 009) $ 60.00
Special Co-op fee for Liberal Arts & Business (UNIV 099) $ 60.00 (an additional $18 will be charged for special course registration)
Late Registration Fee (begins the 1st day of classes) $ 20.00
Audit courses (charged the same as courses taken for credit) see credit hour fees above
Anthropology Fee (per course) $ 30.00
Applied Music Fee $ 200.00
MUSP102Y,103Y,202Y,302Y,303Y,402Y,403Y $ 100.00
Architecture Studio Fee $ 125.00
Business & Management Fee:
full-time students $ 405.00
part-time students $ 267.00
CCJS Lab Fee $ 40.00
Geography Fee (per course) $ 40.00
Geography 448 Fee $ 150.00
Golden ID Card Program $ 195.00
Landscape Architecture Key Fee $ 25.00
Landscape Architecture Studio Fee $ 200.00/300.00
Life Science Lab Fee $ 40.00
Materials Fees:
EDCP108D $ 20.00
EDCP317 $ 35.00
BMGT367 $ 32.00
BMGT608A $ 55.00

Credit by Exam:
All undergrads & full-time grad students (by course) $30.00
Part-time graduate students (charged by credit hour) see credit hour fees above

Maryland English Institute:
001-004 Maryland English Institute - Activity Fee $250.00
001-004 Maryland English Institute - Intensive $5,770.00
005 Maryland English Institute - Semi Intensive $3,372.00
006 Maryland English Institute - Pronunciation Program $933.00
007 Maryland English Institute - Fluency Program or Advanced Writing $1,240.00
007 Maryland English Institute - Advanced Writing Program - On Line $1,240.00
008 Maryland English Institute - Oral Communication $1,240.00

Orientation Fees:
Student - One day $ 101.00
Student - Two days $ 145.00
Parent Program - per person $ 60.00 (charged for anyone over 18)

Textbooks and supplies: Textbooks and supplies vary with the course pursued, but will average $404.00 per semester.

Service Charges for Dishonored Checks: Payable for each check which is returned unpaid by the drawee bank on presentation because of insufficient funds, payment stopped, post-dating against uncollected items, etc.

For checks up to $100.00 $10.00
For checks from $100.01 to $500.00 $25.00
For checks over $500.01 $50.00
When a check is returned unpaid, the student must redeem the check and pay any outstanding balance (with guaranteed funds, ie; cash, cashiers check, or money order) on the account within 10 business days . If the account is not settled within 10 business days, the University will require all future payments, for up to one year, to be paid with guaranteed funds. The University can transfer the student account along with a 17% collection charge to the State Central Collection Unit for legal follow-up.

When a check is returned unpaid due to an error made by the student's bank, the student must obtain a letter from the branch manager of their bank or a person of equivalent status admitting such an error. This letter must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar to have the service charge waived.

Library Charges: $.50 fine per day for failure to return a book from UM Libraries' regular circulating collections before expiration of loan period. Fine for failure to return book from Reserve Shelf before expiration of loan period: First hour overdue: $5.00; after first hour: $2.50 per hour for each additional hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item. In case of loss or mutilation of book, satisfactory restitution can be made.

Motor Vehicle Penalties: These are described in Traffic Rules and Regulations and Parking Guide given to students when a parking permit is purchased.

Property Damage Charges: Students will be charged for damage to property or equipment. Where responsibility for the damage can be fixed, the individual student will be billed for it; where responsibility cannot be fixed, the cost of repairing the damage will be pro-rated among the individuals involved.

Late Payment Fee: Students who fail to pay the balance due on their account are subject to an initial late fee of 5% of the outstanding balance or $10.00, whichever is greater. A 1.5% finance charge is assessed each month thereafter.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

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