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The University of Maryland, like most public institutions of higher education, classifies students as "in-state" and "out-of-state" for various purposes, including assessing tuition. In-state tuition represents a significant financial subsidy toward the cost of education paid by the state of Maryland and the University.
The Board of Regents limits eligibility for "in-state" to a narrowly defined group of students. If all the elements in the definition of "in-state" are not met, the student will be classified as "out-of-state," unless an established exception in the policy exists.
The VIII-2.70 Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes (please refer to the policies below) of the University System of Maryland contains residency requirements, procedures, and appeal information.
THE FOLLOWING POLICY IS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 THROUGH WINTER 2018:
THE FOLLOWING POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED TO ALL STUDENT TUITION CLASSIFICATION DECISIONS EFFECTIVE SPRING SEMESTER 2018 AND THEREAFTER:
Application for In-State Classification (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
The Application for In-State Classification is only available to persons seeking admission to one of the programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) or students recently admitted to a UMB program who have not yet started classes.
The Petition for In-State Classification is intended for use by those who seek a change in residency classification or by those whose status cannot be determined from the information submitted on the initial Application for In-State Classification as part of the admissions process.