USM Tuition Remission

Tuition Remission

Tuition remission is a program that provides employees with an opportunity to take classes at a University System of Maryland institution with waived tuition.

For more information about USM Tuition Remission, including Eligibility, Deadlines and to Apply for tuition remission please visit:

For questions regarding Tuition Remission, please contact the Benefits office at 410-706-2616 or

Approved tuition remission is applied to your student account by Student Financial Services.  For questions regarding the posting of approved tuition remission to your student account, please email

Request for Employee/Dependent/Spouse In-State Rate Code

Per USM Policy, an Employee/Dependent/Spouse not applying for USM tuition remission may qualify for a temporary In-State tuition adjustment (Rate Code) based on the criteria below:


Non‐residents with the following status shall be accorded the benefits of in‐state status for the period in which they hold such status, if they provide clear and convincing evidence through documentation, by the institution’s deadline for the semester for which they seek in‐state status, showing that they fall within one of the following categories:

A. A full‐time or part‐time (at least 50 percent) regular employee of USM or a USM institution.

B. The spouse or Financially Dependent child of a full‐time or part‐time (at least 50 percent) regular employee of USM or a USM institution.


Financially Dependent: For the purposes of this Policy, a financially dependent student is one who has been claimed as a dependent on another person’s prior year tax returns or is a ward of the State of Maryland.

Spouse: A spouse is a partner in a legally contracted marriage.

The USM Policy may be found at: 

To Apply: The student must complete the Request for Employee/Dependent/Spouse In-State Rate Code DocuSign Form

You will be prompted to provide the student and employee’s information. Once the student section has been completed the form will route to the USM employee for certification. The employee certification requires a campus HR employment verification letter and the employee’s self-certification of relationship to the student.

Once employment and relationship has been verified and approved, a tuition adjustment will be processed for the semester. The student and employee will be notified via the DocuSign confirmation email.

 * A new form must be submitted each semester to confirm current employment to qualify for the In-State tuition adjustment.