USM regents set tuition & fees for 2012-13 school year

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Adelphi, Md. (May 30, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved a tuition and fee schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2013 that establishes a 3-percent increase in full-time student tuition for in-state undergraduates at most USM institutions.

    Here's how the regents' decision affects UMES students for the 2012-13 school year:

    2012-13 tuition and fees

    In-state

    x

    Out-of-state

    x x

    undergraduate

    x

    $6,713

    x

    $14,849

    x x

    pharmacy

    x

    $26,093

    x

    $49,034

    x x x

    The out-of-state undergraduate tuition rate for full-time students represents a range of zero increase, at University of Maryland University Maryland College, to a maximum 5 percent increase at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).

    Tuition for a full-time, in-state undergraduate student at UMCP, the USM flagship campus, has been set at $7,175 for the 2012-13 academic year, an increase of $209 (or $104.50 per semester) from 2011-12.

    The approved mandatory fees will support student activities and, in certain cases, the construction of major building projects. The complete list of FY 2013 tuition and fees for USM institutions can be seen at http://www.usmd.edu/usm/adminfinance/budget/tuitfees.

    "During the recent special legislative session, the USM avoided the sweeping cuts that loomed in the so-called 'doomsday budget'," USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan said. "However, it is important to note that the USM did not go without spending cuts in the budget passed by the General Assembly."

    "Thanks to the support of the Governor and the General Assembly, I think the System's management of tuition levels and costs is quite remarkable and stands out very favorably to the routine, double-digit percentage increases in tuition that we see around the country," Kirwan said.

    -- MIKE LURIE, USM media relations and web manager