University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is committed to making college education accessible to all students regardless of their financial circumstances. UMUC depends on generous donations from a wide variety of sources for student scholarships and other programs. Every gift matters. Your support will have a profound impact on current and future students and help the university continue its mission of providing top-quality educational opportunities to adult students worldwide. 

For your convenience, UMUC offers a number of ways for you to make a gift. Choose the giving option that is best for you.

Gifts by Cash, Check or Credit Cards/Debit Cards

You can contribute to UMUC by personal check; cash in the form of currency, money orders or bank drafts; or online with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. Credit/Debit card gifts can be made on a recurring monthly basis.

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  • Make a Gift Online
    Use our convenient online form to make a gift today.
  • By Phone
    Make your gift by phone, or ask any questions you may have about giving to UMUC—call 301-985-7110.
  • By Mail
    1. Complete the Printable Contribution Form to submit your gift by mail.
    2. Make checks payable to the UMUC Foundation.
    3. Mail completed form to:
      University of Maryland University College
      3501 University Boulevard East
      Adelphi, MD 20783


You may make a long-term pledge to establish a major gift, such as an endowed scholarship, a memorial fund to honor a loved one or a fund for an important university priority. This option allows you to make a more significant gift that will have a greater impact.

Gift Planning

You can make a significant impact on UMUC and its students by including us in your estate planning or financial plans. Gift planning can help you leave the legacy you've always wanted and save you in taxes. It includes charitable reminder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, bequests or gifts of other assets supporting UMUC programs. Learn more about gift planning.

Stock Certificates

Stock certificates may be submitted to the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (and earmarked for UMUC) or electronically transferred to the Foundation by your broker. Gifts from securities are an easy way to benefit from double tax savings: full deductibility on the fair market value of the gift, plus no capital gains on tax on the appreciation of the shares contributed. Learn more about giving with stock certificates.

Matching Gifts

Today, there are more than 1,000 companies that have matching gift programs for employees, family members and often retirees. Participating companies match funds according to different ratios—dollar for dollar is standard; some are higher. Each company has its own matching gift form with its own procedures to follow. Find out if your employer matches your gift.

Monetary gifts to UMUC are administered by the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. You may be able to claim a charitable tax deduction for the gift amount in excess of the estimated fair market value. Learn more.

For More Information

Feel free to contact:

Office of Institutional Advancement