With low in-state tuition rates, Maryland residents can take advantage of an affordable education at University of Maryland Global Campus.
After you complete the residency questionnaire on the application for admission, we'll determine whether you should be classified as an in-state or out-of-state/non-resident student for tuition purposes.
Requirements for In-State Status
To qualify for in-state status, you must meet the requirements in the University System of Maryland Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes.
Below are the basic requirements that must be met for a request for classification to in-state status to be considered. Students must comply with all of the following requirements for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to and including the last date available to register for courses in the semester/term for which the student seeks in-state tuition status.
There are nine criteria. They can be summarized as follows:
- Owning or renting and continuously occupying living quarters in Maryland
- Having substantially all personal property in Maryland
- Paying Maryland income tax on all taxable income
- Registering all vehicles in Maryland
- If licensed, possessing a valid Maryland driver's license
- If registered, being registered to vote in Maryland
- Receiving no public assistance from a state other than Maryland or from a city, county, or municipal agency other than one in Maryland
- Having the legal ability under the law to live permanently and without interruption in Maryland
- Rebutting the presumption that he or she is in Maryland primarily to attend an educational institution
In-State Tuition Eligibility for Veterans
In accordance with federal and Maryland law and University System of Maryland (USM) Policy VIII-2.70 – Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes, veterans and their spouses and dependent children who do not meet the requirements for in-state status set forth above, will nonetheless be accorded the tuition benefits of in-state status in the following circumstances:
- The veteran was honorably discharged and resides in or is domiciled in Maryland.
- The veteran:
- Lives in Maryland;
- Served at least ninety (90) days in the military prior to discharge; and
- Is using Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill benefits.
- The veteran or their spouse or dependent child lives in Maryland and
- Is using transferred Post‐9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) and the transferor served at least ninety (90) days in the military prior to discharge or release;
- Is using transferred Post‐9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed services who is serving on active duty;
- Is using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. §3311(b)(9)); or
- Is using Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits (38 U.S.C. §3102(a)).
Review the USM Policy provided above for further details about in-state tuition eligibility for veterans and their spouses and dependents.