Cybersecurity Program Costs

Fall 2022 Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a student taking one (three-credit) course:

3-credit course cost
Maryland Resident**
3-credit course cost
Non-Maryland Resident
MD resident: $699 per credit
Non-resident: $1,201 per credit
$2,097 $3,603

Main Campus Fees

Breakdown of fees for a student taking one (three-credit) course at UMBC Main Campus:

Mandatory FeesFee per 3-credit course
Technology Fee ($17 per credit) $51
Campus Engagement Fee ($32 per credit) $96
Transportation Fee ($26 per credit) $78
Auxiliary Facilities Fee ($26 per credit) $78
Graduate Program Fee ($17 per credit) $51
Athletics & Recreation Fee ($33 per credit) $99
Total: $453

Shady Grove Fees

Breakdown of fees for a part-time and full-time students taking classes at UMBC-Shady Grove:

Mandatory FeesPart-Time Student:Full-Time Student:
Facilities Fee*
(Flat fee per term)
$10.50 per term $21 per term
Auxiliary Facilities fee*
$21.84 per credit part-time, flat $196 per term for full-time
$65.52 (for three-credit course) $196 per term
Technology Fee
$17 per credit part-time and full-time
$51 (for three-credit course) $153 (for nine credits)

*Additional costs for application and matriculation fees. See below.
** Regional tuition rate applicable to DC, Delaware & select counties in Virginia & Pennsylvania starting Fall 2017

Application Fee

$50 – online; $70 – paper

Matriculation Fee

A one-time matriculation fee will be paid during the first two semesters of enrollment for Master’s degree-seeking students, and the fee will be posted to student accounts automatically: $100 will be charged the first semester; $100 will be charged the second semester. Certificate and non-degree students will not be charged a matriculation fee or orientation fee. The certificate diploma fee will continue to be charged when the application for certificate diploma is submitted to the Graduate School. For more information on the matriculation fee, please click here.

Financial Aid

Departmental aid is not available through this program. Since this program is designed primarily for working professionals, graduate assistantships are limited. Students are eligible to apply for non-research based graduate assistantships offered through other academic departments. However, graduate students, if eligible can apply for federal aid and support. For the most detailed information on financial aid for prospective graduate students, refer to Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Useful Links

Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities

Because this program is designed primarily for working professionals, graduate or teaching assistantships are not available. In many cases, students receive financial support from their employers. However, students accepted into the CYBR MPS program may apply for the Federal Cybercorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. SFS provides full tuition, annual stipends, and other educational costs in exchange for working in a cybersecurity capability for the US government upon graduation. SFS requires US Citizenship, full-time student enrollment, no other meaningful outside employment, and the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. Once accepted to the CYBR MPS you may apply for SFS. Contact Dr. Alan Sherman ( or visit CyberCorps: Scholarships For Service (SFS) for more details and application information.

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