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Procedure for In-State Classification
It is the policy of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to grant in-state status for admission and tuition purposes as defined by the VIII-2.70 Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes of the University System of Maryland, which contains residency requirements, procedures, and appeal information.
An initial determination of in-state status for admission and tuition purposes will be made by the UMB Office of the Registrar at the time a student's application for admission is under consideration. The determination made at that time, and any determination made thereafter, shall prevail for each subsequent term until the determination is successfully challenged in a timely manner.
The date on which conditions for in-state classification must be met is the last published date to register for the forthcoming term. In those instances where an entering class size is established and where an application deadline is stated, conditions for in-state classification must be satisfied as of the announced closing application date.
A student may request a reevaluation of residency status by filing a Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes (hereinafter referred to as Petition) with the Office of the Registrar, 601 W. Lombard St., Suite 240, Baltimore, MD, 21201, for review by the Campus Classification Officer (CCO). A student must meet the requirements for in-state status and submit a completed Petition, including all required documents, by the last published date of registration for the term the student wishes to be classified as in-state. No change in status requested by the student shall be given retroactive effect prior to the term for which a timely Petition was filed. Only one (1) Petition per term may be filed by a student.
A determination of in-state status is valid only if a student actually enrolls in the term in question. Determinations that are made in cases in which the student does not actually enroll are not valid for a subsequent term (with respect to which all requirements must be independently satisfied and a new and timely Petition submitted). The burden of proof rests upon the student. Failure to provide complete and timely documentation and responses to requests for information may result in a denial of the reevaluation. In the event incomplete, false, or misleading information is presented, the campus may revoke an assignment of in-state status in addition to other disciplinary actions it may initiate.
A student who has been denied reclassification after the submission of a Petition may request a personal interview with the Campus Classification Officer (CCO) to present any and all evidence relevant to the student's classification and to answer questions that may have been raised about their status. The request for a personal interview must be in writing and must be received by the CCO no later than ten (10) days from the date of the University's written denial of the Petition.
If after the personal interview the decision of the CCO is still adverse, the student may file a written appeal with the Campus Review Committee (CRC). Such written appeal must be received by the CRC no later than ten (10) days from the date of the most recent written adverse decision of the CCO. The student must set forth in detail all facts and arguments upon which the appeal is based. The written appeal shall be decided by the CRC. The decision, communicated to the student in writing, shall be final and binding.
Insofar as the burden of proof rests upon the student, failure to provide complete and timely responses for information to the University may result in a denial of the appeal.
Decisions on requests for reclassification may require an extended period of time. The review of the petition and an initial determination of the status may take as long as six (6) weeks, not including subsequent appeals. During this period of time, or any further period of time required by the University, fees and charges based on the previous determination must be paid. If the determination is changed, any excess fees and charges will be refunded.
PLEASE NOTE: The student shall notify the institution in writing within fifteen (15) days of any change of circumstances that may alter in-state status.
Any petition and/or appeal must be mailed or delivered to:
Office of the Registrar
601 W. Lombard St., Suite 240
Baltimore, MD 21201