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Academic Center, Room 117
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-
    6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday (first and third of every month): 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Your student—and what you invest in him or her—is important to you.

At the University of Baltimore, your student will receive an applied education in business, the liberal arts, public affairs and law that will help him or her be successful in tomorrow's workforce.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand parents have a lot of questions when it comes to their student's education. Below are some of the questions we're frequently asked.

  • Applying

    How do I ensure my student has the necessary paperwork for their application?
    It is important that your student take the responsibility for completing their application and getting documents to the Offices of Admission. However, as a parent you can encourage your student to apply early and work with their guidance counselor to ensure admission documents are being sent in a timely manner.

    I am a UB alumnus/a. How can I refer a potential student?
    That's wonderful! We're so glad you're interested in referring a potential student. The best way to submit the referral is by email to
  • Campus Life

    How large is UB’s incoming class?
    UB typically brings in a freshman class of 300-350 new students each year, plus around 800 transfer students.

    Does UB offer student housing or have meal plans?
    UB does not have traditional student housing or meal plans, but does offer options for incoming students. UB works very closely with apartments in the area as well as a student-only housing facility one block from campus. Visit UB Housing for more information.

    Additionally, there are many restaurants and eateries within walking distance of campus. Students can put money on their campus Bee Card, which can be used at the on campus cafe and convenience store, as well as some off campus eateries.

    What types of support services does UB offer?
    From academic advising to career planning, UB can help students every step of the way. Support is also available if a student needs tutoring, health services or disability accommodations. These links can give you more information:
            Achievement and Learning Center
            Career and Professional Development Center
            Center for Educational Access
            Counseling Center
            Freshman Advising
            Recreation and Wellness
            Student Health Services
            Veterans Center

    How does UB ensure my student adjusts to college once he or she arrives?
    In addition to support services, UB's curriculum offers seminar classes that help orient students to university life and study. Your student's academic adviser is available to assist in class scheduling and understanding UB's degree programs. Also, UB has a robust student activities component that allows your student to get involved and meet fellow students.  

    How much time will my student spend in class and/or studying?
    Students typically spend about three hours in each class per week. Generally, students can expect to spend three hours for every hour spent in class studying and working on assignments outside of class. The amount of time will depend on the class and your student's strengths.

    What are the dates for the semesters and breaks?
    Check UB's academic calendar for the most up-to-date information.
  • Finances

    How much does UB cost?
    These links should give you more information about financing a UB education:
            Tuition and Fees
            Cost of Attendance
            Financial Aid

    What types of financial aid and scholarships are available to my student?
    Grants, scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities are various ways you may be able to achieve your educational goals. Our Office of Financial Aid has detailed information on how to apply for financial aid, as well as resources like a financial aid calculator and budgeting tools.

    Prospective undergraduate students, including freshmen and transfer students, can fill out this form to receive an estimated merit award amount. Additional information on the various types of scholarships that are available can be found here.

    In addition, incoming freshmen should look into how they can receive their final semester's tuition for free through UB's Finish4Free program.

    What forms should I file to be considered for government aid and UB aid?
    To be considered for government aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UB's FAFSA code is 002102

    When and how do we pay the bill?
    Tuition can be paid online through MyUB, in person at the Office of the Bursar or by phone at 410.837.4848. More information on paying your bill.

    What steps can my student take to ensure he or she has a job upon graduation?
    Your student's future career can be shaped now through strategic planning. We hope you'll encourage your student to stop by UB's Career and Professional Development Center, where students can identify a calling, carve out a career path, establish a personal brand, build a network and more.
  • Grades and Advising

    Can I see my student's grades?

    Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), UB is unable to share grades with parents without the express permission of the student. To allow parents access to certain information, students can submit a FEPRA waiver. Learn more about student privacy here.

    Who do I talk to if I am concerned about how my student is doing in school?
    The best person to talk to regarding your student's performance is your student. Due to FERPA regulations, the university is not able to share information regarding your student's performance or conduct.

    What is academic probation? What about academic suspension?
    If a student earns at least a 2.0 GPA they are placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation must boost their GPA above a 2.0 within one semester or they will be academically suspended. Academic suspension is when a student is barred from enrolling at UB. During this time, usually one semester, a student cannot enroll in classes at UB or any other institution and receive credit.

    How can my student become reinstated?
    Students must be approved for reinstatement by their academic department. Students should contact their advisers to get more information on the process. If a student fails to be reinstated within one year, they must apply for readmission through the Offices of Admission.