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Student Services & Resources

Computing and Technology 


UMBC Student Technology Resources
  • Getting Online |  Access to free WiFi/ hot spots on campus and through out Baltimore County as well as additional information about internet  providers.
  • UMBC Recommend Computer Specification Guidelines | UMBC supports both Windows and Mac operating systems, please review the recommend minimum requirements.
  • Access to Software [Cloud based and download] | UMBC offers a variety of software for download for students, staff and faculty members. Software packages include Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office and various data and analytical software. Please note this list is updated yearly  and requires users to have myUMBC credentials
  • Virtual Desktop Environments | If you are unable to download software or are using a public computer, UMBC has virtual desktop environments that you may login using your myUMBC credentials. Please note, once you logout any information saved to the virtual desktop will be deleted.


AOK Library Laptop Loan Program 

The AOK Library, with support from the Department of Information Technology, is excited to offer the Laptop Loan Program.  This program provides the UMBC community with access to Mac and Windows laptops on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please read the Laptop Loan Policies page for detailed information about the program.

The equipment is available for loan at the Check Out desk on the 1st floor of the library.


DoIT Laptops

DoIT has a limited number of laptops, mostly Chromebooks, we can lend out to the students. Please submit a ticket and let us know what your situation is. Please include a phone number we can use to reach you.

Digital Media Lab 

The AOK Library Digital Media Lab (DML) provides all UMBC students, faculty and staff with tools to create and edit new and re-use existing audio, video and graphic design objects. Equipment and software in the DML is chosen to serve a diverse community with a wide-range of media creation and utilization needs. Equipment and software is available on a self-serve basis, with access to staff assistance, manuals and online help. Visit us in room 216 H.



Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Financial Aid

UMBC offers a range of financial aid and payment options so that all students may benefit from a UMBC education. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.

UMBC Department of Education scholarships are offered twice a year
  • The Teaching Education Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in one of its program.
  • The Strong Scholarship is offered to interns who are moving to the second phase of their internship.


Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a Federal program, which provides assistance to students pursuing careers in primary and secondary education. TEACH differs from other grant programs because receiving the TEACH Grant means committing to a four year service obligation. Failing to complete the TEACH Grant service obligation can result in the TEACH Grant converting to a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Eligible students are also required to complete annual counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve, which outline conditions of the TEACH Grant.


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