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Finances

Students in this program pay a special tuition rate, which does not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland. This rate is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or the tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

  • Tuition: $605.00 per credit hour
  • Mandatory Fees
  • Textbooks: Vary by course and are not included in the tuition and fees

Fellowships for NOAA Employees

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration supports graduate study by its employees through fellowship programs.

Federal government requirements for a position as meteorologist or oceanographer are available on the OPM website.


Parking and Registration Information

Parking Fees

Transportation Services provides parking permits. Parking permits are NOT required on campus for classes that begin after 4 p.m.

Late Registration

Most students will follow the plan as described above. These students will be automatically enrolled for most courses and notified by email of the enrollment. For students who are not following the schedule, registration must be complete prior to the first day of class to avoid a penalty. A late fee of $20 will be assessed for registrations initiated on or after the first day of the course. Late registrants are responsible for payment of tuition and fees at the time of registration.

Note: Only students with prior permission from the Director may take courses outside the above plan. This is only allowed in situations where hardship would result if required to follow the schedule.

Cancellation of Registration

Students who register for courses but later decide not to participate must cancel their registration prior to the first day of class. Notification of cancellation may be done online at Testudo. Failure to cancel registration prior to the first day of class will result in a financial obligation to the university regardless of student participation in courses. This includes all students automatically registered according to the cohort schedule.

Withdrawal from the Program or From 1 or More Courses

To withdraw from the program or to cancel registration in one or more courses, visit the Testudo website. Withdrawals are effective the date the request is received. Students may withdraw from a course at any time during the term without academic penalty, however, withdrawals are recorded on transcripts.

Academic service fees are nonrefundable when a student withdraws from a course. Tuition refunds are granted based on this schedule:

  • There is a 100% refund for classes canceled prior to the first day of the course.
  • There is a 70% refund for withdrawals processed within the first week (seven calendar days) from the first day of the course.
  • There is a 50% refund for withdrawals processed within the first two weeks (14 calendar days) from the first day of the course.
  • There is no refund granted for withdrawals processed after the first two weeks (14 calendar days or more) from the first day of the course.

Tuition Refund Policy

The University of Maryland will not automatically refund a credit balance. However, the student may request a refund by visiting https://billpay.umd.edu/student-refunds.

Courses Cancelled by the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other administrative reasons. Once a course is cancelled, students enrolled in the course are entitled to a full refund of the tuition and fees associated with that class. The university makes every effort to inform students of such changes as early as possible so there is an opportunity to make alternate course selections.