Skip Navigation
Skip to Menu Toggle Button

Maryland Tuition Waivers for Homeless Youth and Foster Care Recipients

Apply online for a Maryland tuition waiver for homeless youth or foster care recipients.

UMGC students who want to apply for a Maryland tuition waiver for homeless youth or foster care recipients to assist with the cost of their education may complete the application form below.

General Eligibility Requirements

To apply for either of these tuition waivers, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have (or will have at the time of application) a UMGC student ID number

  • Be under the age of 25 (or provide proof that you have previously received one of these waivers at another Maryland college/university)

  • Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor's degree program at UMGC

  • Have completed the FAFSA for the current financial aid year

Waiver-Specific Requirements

Homeless Youth Tuition Waiver:

You must also meet both of the following criteria to be eligible for the Homeless Youth Tuition Waiver:

  1. You must be able to demonstrate that you have had a consistent presence in the State of Maryland for at least ONE year before enrolling at UMGC (examples of acceptable documentation to prove this include school, employment, or other records).

  2. You have been (or can be) verified as a homeless child or youth as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding your enrollment at UMGC (or during your enrollment at UMGC) by an approved official (see FAQs below for details on approved officials who can verify this).

Foster Care Recipient Tuition Waiver:

You must also meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for the Foster Care Recipient Tuition Waiver:

  1. You were placed in an out-of-home placement by the Department of Human Services, and you resided in an out-of-home placement on your 18th birthday or at the time you graduated from high school/ completed your GED.

  2. You resided in an out-of-home placement on or after your 13th birthday for at least one year, and you were placed into guardianship, adopted, or reunited with at least one of your parents.

  3. You are the younger sibling of someone who meets criteria 1 or 2 above, and you were placed into guardianship or adopted out of an out-of-home placement by the same guardian or adoptive family, at the same time as your older sibling.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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
Please provide your First Name.

Please provide your Last Name.

Contact Information
Please recheck your email address.
Please provide a valid E-Mail Address.

Numbers only, between 10-15 digits.
Phone required

International numbers, start with a plus sign (+) & country code

Please provide a valid ZIP Code or APO/FPO.

Additional Information

By submitting this form, 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.