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! Questions about FAFSA? Click here!

The Office of Student Financial Aid Mission & Vision

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.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide financial services to students and their families and to encourage each member of a diverse student body to achieve his or her educational goals. This service is a joint venture among students, their families, and the Financial Aid Office. 

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to deliver effective, efficient, and courteous service. In collaboration with federal and state agencies and institutional departments, the Office of Student Financial Aid diligently tends to this relationship to maintain accountability and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies, in order to reasonably assure the most equitable and ethical awarding of financial assistance.

Learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Preparing to attend college can be one of the most exciting moments in our lives. Unfortunately, worrying about paying for your education can also be one of the most overwhelming. That’s why the University of Maryland Eastern Shore strives to offer affordable tuition rates—we aim to make higher education more accessible for all our students. In addition, we also offer many scholarships for college students at UMES that can help you pay for your education and minimize the financial burden when graduating.

If you’re like many prospective UMES students, you are probably wondering how to earn a scholarship. Fortunately, we make it easy to apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. Also, 90 percent of our students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their undergraduate degrees, and we award $10 million in scholarships annually—making UMES a great financial decision for earning your degree. Below, we cover important information about paying for college, as well as the many scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to UMES students.


Before you begin researching scholarships for college, it’s a good idea to get a sense of tuition rates and fees to help you plan and think about how much college scholarships can help you.

Beyond tuition, there are other fees and costs that can affect how much you’ll need to attend UMES. Learn more about understanding your cost of attendance and how college scholarships can help you pay for housing, food, course materials, and other expenses. Students wondering how to earn a scholarship should check out our net price calculator to see what scholarship and financial aid options they qualify for and how much they can help with the cost of a UMES education.

Ongoing Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

Other Sources of Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance

In addition to the many scholarships for college that we offer, you can also find financial assistance through other form of funding, including:



Student Freedom Initiative


Contact Us about Scholarship and Financial Aid Questions

With so many scholarships for college, we know it can get overwhelming trying to find the right ones for you. That’s why our dedicated staff are here to help answer any of your questions about how to earn a scholarship. Here is some more information to help you on your journey to finding the right scholarships for college and making sure that you receive your money on time:



Student Consumer Information

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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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