The Office of Student Financial Aid

Welcome Hawks!

Congratulations on choosing to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)!

The first step to receiving financial aid information is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ! Our School Code is: 002106-00.

For a seamless financial aid process, please use our Financial Aid Checklist for Success!

Our Mission & Commitment to You

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers affordable first-rate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid team is here to assist you with the costs of your educational investment. Our committed team of professionals works in partnership with you, providing information on available options and assisting you with the financial aid process.

Our new awarding philosophy ensures that 90% of our students receive some form of scholarship funding. The UMES Merit Grant awards up to $5,000 per student who qualifies. A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale is required. 

Together, we will help you realize just how valuable and worthwhile the UMES experience is.


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Student Development Center, Suite 1100

11868 Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD  21853

Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
410-651-6172 | (Fax) 410-651-7670

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