Skip Navigation
Skip to Menu Toggle Button

Golden ID Program

Contact the Office of the Registrar


Phone: 800-888-8682, ext. 2-2222

Fax: 240-684-2005

Learn about the Golden ID program and using senior citizen benefits to register for courses.

Participants in the Golden Identification program may register for credits (up to 7 credits for undergraduate and 6 credits for graduate courses) each semester—on a space available basis—without paying tuition. However, students are liable for any additional fees (e.g., EXCEL fees).

To qualify, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident
  • Be 60 years old by the beginning date of the semester for which you are applying
  • Not be employed more than 20 hours a week
  • Meet all requirements for admission

Please note: Benefits do not apply to specialty graduate tuition programs, doctoral programs, noncredit courses, or 800-level courses.

Mail, fax, and touch-tone registration are not available for Golden ID students. To register and enroll, please contact an advisor or log in to your MyUMGC account.

The Golden ID eligibility form must accompany the online application for admission. Also, you should be aware that you must be certified each semester for Golden ID benefits. Golden ID eligibility forms will be accepted starting 30 days prior to the class start date. To request an application and a Golden ID eligibility form, contact

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

Personal Information
Contact Information
Additional Information
This field is required.
This field is required.

By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you intend to sign this form electronically and that your electronic signature is the equivalent of a handwritten signature, with all the same legal and binding effect. You are giving your express written consent without obligation for UMGC to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using e-mail, phone, or text, including automated technology for calls and/or texts to the mobile number(s) provided. For more details, including how to opt out, read our privacy policy or contact an admissions advisor.

Please wait, your form is being submitted.