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Payment Options

Got money? Need payment? No sweat. There are a variety of different payment options available to meet your needs. Ensure you have the knowledge about your different options, and what each option entails. Whether you need a payment plan, want to make online payments, or are paying internationally, UMBC has you covered.

Savings Plans

What is a 529 Plan?

A 529 Savings Plan is an investment plan with tax advantages, designed to secure savings for future higher education expenses. The plans are named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Did you know? Nearly all accredited colleges or universities in the U.S. and some foreign schools accept the 529 plans!
Visit the College Savings Plans Network for more detailed information.

Maryland Plan

The state of Maryland offers the College Savings Plan, as an easy, affordable, and smart way to save for college. Please visit the College Savings Plan of Maryland for more information.
UMBC is an accredited university that accepts 529 savings plans! Visit Student Business Services for more information.


UMBC Payment Options

Monthly Payment Plan

UMBC offers the option to pay yout tuition & fees in installments. More information about the MPP can be found online at

Pay by Wire

For the convenience of our international students and families, we offer the convenience of wire transfer payments. More information about paying by wire can be found online at

Pay by Credit Card

The University accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for online payment of tuition & fees. More information about paying by credit cards can be found online at