When you are admitted to University of Maryland Global Campus an initial determination of in-state or out-of-state/non-resident status will be made for tuition purposes. This status determination remains in effect until or unless it is successfully challenged.

In-State Status Requirements

To qualify for in-state status, you must meet the requirements in the University System of Maryland policy on student classification. You are responsible for providing the information necessary to establish eligibility for in-state status.

Policy Information

Read UMGC's residency for admission, tuition, and charge policy in the Administration section.

Petition for Change in Residency Classification

To apply for a change from out-of-state/non-resident to in-state status at University of Maryland Global Campus, you must file a Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition. You'll need to submit your petition as early as possible, no later than the last day of registration for a semester or session, to be considered for in-state status for that semester or session. View the academic calendar for registration deadlines.

You must request a Comptroller's copy of your Maryland state tax return to submit with your petition form if you filed a Maryland state tax return for the last tax year. This process can take approximately 10 business days. The petition form includes instructions on how to make this request.

Non-Resident Tuition Exemption

With the passage of the Maryland Dream Act, students with non-resident status who graduated from a Maryland high school after the 2007-2008 school year and completed 60 credits or an associate's degree at a Maryland community college may be eligible for an exemption allowing them to pay in-state tuition rates. Learn more about qualifying for in-state tuition.