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Residency Determination FAQs

Find answers to your questions about residency status for tuition purposes.

Find out about qualifying for residency in the State of Maryland as you apply to University of Maryland Global Campus.

University System of Maryland’s Official Policy

This overview is not intended to be a restatement or comprehensive explanation of the classification system. It is offered informally only to answer questions that are most frequently asked by students. The University System of Maryland Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes is the complete and only authoritative source. It is the responsibility of students wishing to understand their status or petition for reclassification to familiarize themselves with the complete Classification Policy. This overview does not supplant or amend any part of the Classification Policy, which is controlling.


FAQs: In-State Status

FAQs: Residency Reclassification

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