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What Happens at UMD If the Federal Government Shuts Down

The University of Maryland is monitoring the possibility of a federal government shutdown and its potential impacts to our campus community. Besides delaying paychecks to millions of federal employees and forcing operational cuts at a spectrum of agencies, the potential federal funding gap could have a variety of impacts on the University of Maryland community, from research to federal services for international students.

Here a link that includes answers to some frequently asked questions.

Also, this resource from the American Council on Higher Education provides an overview of how universities may feel the effects.

Once there is more information available on whether the shutdown will happen and how specific agencies will be affected, the Office of the Vice President for Research will issue more targeted messages to members of our community who may be impacted.

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