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Financing Your Education

Explore ways to help meet, manage, and lower your education costs at UMGC Europe.

In addition to tuition assistance options, you may have questions about how you can fund your education. Please know that there are many financial aid options available to you while you are serving your country. Here are four additional funding options:

Federal Student Aid

Many active duty servicemembers could be eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grants, which are need-based financial awards that do not have to be repaid. How to apply:

  • Complete the  FAFSA for the appropriate award year*

  • Use UMGC school code 011644

  • Please note: Awards may be given retroactively if you are eligible

  • See the full steps on how to apply

  • Check the FAQs

Help is available at the UMGC Help Center

*With the passage of the FAFSA Simplification ACT, there will be several changes starting for the 2024-2025 aid year. Check here for the latest information and updates. 

Post 9/11 GI Bill®1

Servicemembers can use veterans education benefits while on active duty - here's how:

  • To active your benefits, visit the GI Bill website and click "Apply for Benefits"

  • Complete and submit the online VA 22-1990 form using

  • Please note: Be sure to use the start date of the class for which you wish to receive VA benefits

  • After registering for classes, request VA benefits in MyUMGC

For help, contact the UMGC Europe VA Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or email

TIP: Federal grants and loans can be used in conjunction with your VA benefits so you can take advantage of as many funding options as possible.

Monthly Payment Plan

UMGC Europe offers a convenient payment plan with 0% interest so you can spread your tuition payments over a number of months.


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Contact Us

The UMGC Europe Financial Aid Office and local program coordinators stand ready to offer assistance and answer any questions. Help is also available at the UMGC Help Center.

1 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the U.S. government GI Bill website.

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Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you're a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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