Maryland Dream Act

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

Any student, other than a nonimmigrant alien within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. § 1101 (A)(15), who meets all of the requirements listed in Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible Maryland High School Graduates, shall be exempt from paying the nonresident tuition differential at all public colleges and universities in Maryland.

To apply, submit the completed Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible Maryland High School Graduates form and all requisite documentation to the Office of the Registrar prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission. Documentation must be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Registrar, which is located in Suite 240 of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at 601 W. Lombard St. Your documentation will not be accepted in any electronic format.

For your convenience, please refer to this  checklist.

 Non-resident tuition exemption checklist

 Please see the Non-resident tuition exemption checklist below.

1. Non-resident Tuition Exemption Application (please include term attending): _____

2. Official High School Transcript: _____

3. Copy of an affidavit regarding filing of application to become a permanent resident within 30 days after the individual becomes eligible: ___

4. Documentation of registration with the Selective Service System: _____

5. Individual’s or the individual’s parent or legal guardian certified Maryland income tax return annually for the 3-year period before the academic year which the tuition          exemption would apply with Maryland address: ______

6. Individual’s birth certificate or the individual’s legal guardianship documentation matching the name of tax filer if filer is other than the student: _____


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 All inquiries regarding this exemption should be directed to the Office of the Registrar by calling 410-706-7480 or sending an email to