Information for Parents
Welcome parents of prospective, new and current UMES students! We strongly encourage our students to be proactively involved in the financial aid process that affects them; however, we understand that parents sometimes require specific information about their students’ financial aid in order to assist them with college expenses. To this end, the following will assist parents in making the financial aid process a little easier.
Accessing Student Records
In an effort to provide greater security for our students of their
personal information, the Financial Aid
office will provide specific student information ONLY if
the student's UMES ID number is presented. This policy applies to students or parents who come into the Financial Aid office on campus as well as those who contact the office via telephone,
email, mail, or fax. Parents, who need information about their student’s financial aid package, will be given this information if an Authorization to Release Information form is on file. It is the student’s responsibility to submit this form, listing the names of anyone authorized to receive the student’s financial information. Once that release is received by our office, parents can call our office to receive information and representatives will be happy to assist. Parents who prefer to use e-mail must contact us through the email account listed on the release form.
Estimating Out-of-pocket Expenses
Parents can estimate their students’ out-of-pocket expenses by comparing the financial aid award package to estimated tuition, fee, room and board charges which can be found under Cost of Attendance on our Office of Student Financial Aid homepage.
Additional Loans to Supplement the Award Package
Parent PLUS Loans