Attendance Grants


We recognize the financial commitment required for families to attend Family Weekend. While participants are able to attend many events during Family Weekend at no additional charge (beyond the Family Weekend Registration Fee), there are costs associated with other programs throughout the weekend. These additional fees prevent some families from attending Family Weekend due to extenuating circumstances.

The Family Weekend Attendance Grant is a need-based award and provides financial assistance to defray the expense of attending Family Weekend. The grant provides funding for up to five family members (including your UMD student) to participate, and includes registration for Family Weekend and tickets to the Terp Family Festival & BBQ. The grant does not pay for football tickets.

The Family Weekend Attendance Grant is designed to provide assistance to the families of those students with financial need as demonstrated by the student’s financial aid award package. Priority consideration will be given to those students receiving a Federal Pell Grant and/or those with an EFC of $0 as determined by Financial Aid. Any parent or guardian of a current, full-time undergraduate student receiving financial aid is eligible to apply for a Family Weekend Attendance Grant.

Please complete and submit a Family Weekend Attendance Grant application along with the required supplemental materials. Applications are due to the Office of Parent and Family Affairs no later than Friday, September 3, 2021. Families will be notified of decisions via e-mail by Friday, September 10. Families receiving a grant will be automatically registered for Family Weekend.

Click here to download the Family Weekend Attendance Grant application.

All application documents and Family Weekend Attendance Grant decisions will remain strictly confidential. Recipients will be privately notified and will not be publicly identified.