With low in-state tuition rates, Maryland residents can take advantage of an affordable education at University of Maryland University College.

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. You'll need to provide the information necessary to establish eligibility for in-state status.

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

Veterans who reside in Maryland may qualify for the in-state rate even if they do not meet all nine of the Maryland residency requirements for at least 12 months.

Maryland state law requires public institutions of higher education in Maryland to classify a veteran as in-state if he or she was honorably discharged and resides in or is domiciled in Maryland.

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education to classify veterans and their spouses and children as in-state if all of the following requirements are met:

  • The veteran or his or her spouse or child lives in the state in which the institution is headquartered.
  • The veteran served at least 90 days in the military.
  • The veteran was discharged less than three years prior to when the student enrolls.
  • The student is using veterans benefits.

For additional information regarding in-state eligibility or to find out what documentation is required to verify eligibility, contact admissions@umuc.edu if you are a new or prospective student or residency@umuc.edu if you are a current student.

Bridget Akintunde, MS, Health Care Administration

I chose UMUC because it was convenient to my schedule and had very affordable tuition and fees.

Bridget Akintunde