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 of the University System of Maryland contains residency requirements, procedures, and appeal information.

Procedure for In-State Classification

Application for In-State Classification

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.

Petition for In-State Classification

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.

Maryland Dream Act: University System of Maryland Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible Maryland High School Graduates

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)