Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid



Follow the links below for UMD College Park tuition information:


Shady Grove Campus & Online 2016-2017


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*A flat rate of $183 is charged for all full-time students


Courses offered partially or completely on the College Park campus (these have section numbers like 0101, HY11, etc), have fees set by the Office of Extended Studies (OES), which the iSchool does not have control over. You can view the summer tuiton and fees on the OES website. For fully-online courses (section number SG01, etc), the iSchool Shady Grove fees apply. 

If you take courses at College Park and online both sets of fees apply. 


The University of Maryland offers loans, grants, and scholarships to undergraduate students. Learn More


The College of Information Studies awards fellowships and assistantships to well qualified applicants and students in its graduate programs. Budgetary constraints limit the number of awards, so while you are encouraged to apply for these programs, you should also explore other sources of aid. The Graduate School, 2133E Lee Building, offers additional aid opportunities. When seeking financial aid, apply early.

Announcement of awards of financial assistance will be made at the earliest possible date. We regret that, due to the large number of applicants for financial aid, we are able to notify recipients only.


Only degree-seeking students in the iSchool are eligible for assistantships available through the University. Graduate assistantships (GA) are available in the iSchool and across University departments. Students can find GA positions listed on the University employment site, the University Libraries employment page, through the ISCHOOLANNOUNCEMENTS and program-specific listservs. 

Resident Life Assistantships, with the same benefits and either live-in or non-live-in positions, are available in limited numbers. For information, contact: Department of Resident Life Room 0109 Cecil Hall University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 (301) 314-7598. 

Assistantships currently provide a stipend for either a 9.5 or 12 month appointment period. They include tuition remission for up to 10 credits per semester in exchange for 20 hours of work per week. Partial assistantships are also available. The current stipend amount can be found in the Graduate Catalog.


A limited number of Graduate School Fellowships, awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are available. Competition for them is very intense, and in recent years, mostly doctoral students have received the fellowships. Recipients must be nominated by their academic departments. Fellowships are normally awarded in the fall term for the academic year. The fellowship includes a stipend and remission of tuition. Fellows are required to carry a full graduate program. Apply by February 1.


Effective Fall 2011, the Graduate School will provide one year (up to 20 credits) of tuition remission for Fulbright Students enrolling in a Ph.D. Program, and two years of tuition remission (up to 20 credits per year) for Fulbright Students enrolling in a Masters Program. No Fulbright Student may receive more than two years of tuition remission from the Graduate School. As always, tuition remission applies to fall and spring semesters only and does not cover winter or summer terms. (Masters students are eligible for two years of tuition remission because so few are provided graduate assistantships following their first year.)


All scholarships, fellowships, and awards are subject to funding availability each year. Instructions on how to apply for these scholarships are emailed to current students as the applications become available.


Frank G. Burke Fellowship
Is awarded annually to one or more students who have completed their first year in the History and Library Science (HiLS) specialization in the MLIS program with demonstrated interest in archives and record management. The award is up to $2,000.

Bruce Ambacher Fellowship in Archives & Digital Curation
The amount of the award will be up to $5,000. This award honors the legacy of Dr. Ambacher at the iSchool in initialing the Archives and Digital Curation specialization and his extraordinary work in the archives profession. As a leader on the forefront of digital curation and electronic records management, Dr. Ambacher played a vital role in developing national and international standards and practices for digital curation and preservation

Christine Glaab Law Librarian Fellowship
John Glaab received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1973 and a master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University. Prior to earning his degrees, John served in the U.S. Army. He later worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. John continued to work at NASA for more than four decades after graduation. Christine Glaab received her bachelor of science degree in sociology and her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland in 1975. She spent the majority of her career as a law librarian working for three large Washington, D.C. firms: Morgan Lewis & Bochius, Fulbright & Jaworsky and Kaye Scholer. She then completed her professional career as head librarian for the U.S. Government Surface Transportation Board. Christine's passion was books. She was a regular volunteer for the Montgomery County Library System and was active in providing books and supplies and thousands of books to the school and county library system. Christine also served as a board member of the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, an organization that promotes the history and heritage tourism of the area of Eastern West Virginia. In memory of Christine's passion for libraries, reading and education, as well as her dedicated service to the field of law librarianship, the Christine Glaab Law Librarian Fellowship is established to encourage future professionals to enter this field and assist them in pursuit of their M.L.S. degree at the University of Maryland.

J. Linda Williams School Library Fellowship
In June 2015, J. Linda Williams '77 established the J. Linda Williams School Library Fellowship for students enrolled in the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree program in the College of Information Studies.


Barbara Van Dongen School Library Media Scholarship
Established by Barbara Van Dongen, an alumna of the College's School Library Media program. This scholarship is awarded annually to one student currently enrolled in the School Library specialization at the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award is $1,500.

Helen A. Tegnell Memorial Scholarship
Was established in December 1982 by a donation from Col. and Mrs. Russell M. Tegnell in memory of their daughter, Helen A. Tegnell, to provide financial assistance to worthy students enrolled in the MLIS or PhD programs in the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award(s) is up to $10,000.

iSchool Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Was established in 2014 by the iSchool Alumni Chapter. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student with demonstrated need pursuing any degree program at the College. The amount of the award is $5,000.

Laurence B. Heilprin Memorial Fund
Family and friends of the late Laurence B. Heilprin established the Laurence B. Heilprin Memorial Fund in December 1994 to support an annual memorial prize for the student paper that best contributes to the field of information science in the College of Information Studies.

Library Systems & Services, LLC Scholarship
The LSSI Scholarship Endowment was established by Library Systems & Services, LLC, in June 2000. This scholarship is awarded to one or more part-time students pursuing any degree program at the college. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.

Mary Lee Bundy Scholarship
Was established in March 2007 by William G. Wilson to honor Dr. Bundy’s memory and her outstanding participation and influence in the Library and Information Services profession. This scholarship award is awarded annually to one MLIS student planning on a career in public libraries. The amount of the award is up to $500.

MIM Alumni Scholarship
Was established in 2012 by the alumni and friends of the MIM program. This fund provides academic support to a student enrolled in the MIM program based on financial need and academic excellence. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.

Myra Wilson Scholarship
Was established in 1999 in memory of Myra Wilson, a graduate from the College. It is awarded to a student preparing for a career in law librarianship, public library reference service or international librarianship. The amount of the award is up to $5,000.

Noyes Library Association Scholarship
Was established in 1988 by the Noyes Library Association of Kensington, Maryland, and is awarded annually to one or more MLIS students with demonstrated financial need and an interest in children’s librarianship. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.


Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship
Every year, students, scholars, and industry professionals from across the globe attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) to grow their skills, further their careers, and share their expertise with others. Sessions, workshops, and other opportunities help you gain essential knowledge, network with your peers, and meet hiring managers from all over the globe! The iSchool sponsors undergraduate and graduate students to represent us at the conference. This award supports students' registration and travel expenses for GHC. Students from three iSchool programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCIM) 
  • Master of Information Managemen (MIM)

Mary Edsall Choquette Study Abroad Award
The Mary Edsall Choquette Study Abroad Award was established to provide financial support to enable a student who is currently enrolled in any program at the College of Information Studies to participate in one of the iSchool’s study abroad opportunities. This award was set up to honor the memory of our friend and colleague, Mary Edsall Choquette. Mary was a professor here at the iSchool, as well as a faculty advisor to student groups, a member of the iSchool’s alumni chapter board, and a leader of new educational opportunities. Mary designed and led several of our study abroad programs. She enjoyed travelling, particularly with students during their study abroad experiences.

Beyond these Walls Student Travel Awards
Established in 2012, this fund provides financial support to allow students from any program at the College of Information Studies to attend local and national conferences, present research, and gain experience and exposure to professionals in our field. There are typically two application windows every year - for the Fall and Spring semester. The award is up to $500 each.


Gloria Davidson Excellence in School Librarianship Award
Is awarded annually to an outstanding student in our School Library Media specialization who has been nominated by faculty for this award. The amount of the award is up to $1,000.

Simmona Simmons Best Diversity Paper Award
Selected in cooperation with the iSchool's Diversity Committee, the Simmona Simmons Best Student Paper on Diversity Award is presented to a graduate student or a group of graduate students for an outstanding paper which has been written for an iSchool course and which focuses on any aspect(s) of diversity.

“Bridging the Gap” Fund
This fund is specifically designed to provide up to $500 of "emergency" assistance to the iSchool students for their academic and non-academic needs. Please note: the Bridging the Gap Fund’s candidate must be nominated by the ischool faculty, ischool staff or their fellow students. Students cannot self-nominate or apply directly.


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