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Tuition Residency Office

The Tuition Residency Office is responsible for determining the eligibility of current and prospective students to be billed at the in-state tuition rate. The office is located in Holloway Hall 223 and has normal operating hours of 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

The policy used to make this determination is the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland "Policy on Student Classification for Admission, Tuition and Charge-Differential Purposes". A student's ability to qualify for in-state tuition residency is separate and distinct from a student being considered a Maryland resident. Frequently asked questions regarding the USM residency policy.

If you are a new and/or transfer undergraduate student applying through Admissions, please use the "Tuition/In-State Residency" link on your Admissions Portal, checklist items.

If you are a graduate student applying through Graduate Admissions, please use the "Tuition/In-State Residency" link on your Admissions Portal, status update page.

If you are either a non-degree student, a re-admitted student or a new student that cannot access the electronic form in GullNet, please use the link below to apply for in-state tuition:

New/Transfer Student Form (PDF)

Once completed, please print, sign and submit the form to the Tuition Residency Office.

For continuing students, who now may satisfy the applicable policy, please use the following link for the in-state tuition residency petition form:

Petition for Change in Residency Status (PDF)

Once printed, completed, signed and notarized, please submit the petition and all requested documentation to the Tuition Residency Office.

The staff of the Tuition Residency Office is available daily to answer any questions about this University System of Maryland policy, the forms and petitions, the University's appeal process, and to assist a student with his/her submission. If you have specific questions, please contact the Tuition Residency Office at 410-543-6547 or e-mail us at