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Residency Reclassification

Residency Reclassification Services handles students’ requests to be reclassified as in-state residents for tuition purposes. Students who were initially classified as out-of-state residents by Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions, and subsequently believe they meet the requirements for in-state tuition and fees may apply for in-state residency. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, and the Office of the Registrar adhere to policies established by the Board of Regents regarding residency classification of students for tuition purposes.


Please select from the following links:

Board of Regents/University System of Maryland Policy

The following policy is effective July 1, 2017 and thereafter: Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes

The following policy shall be applied to all student tuition classification decisions effective Spring semester 2018 and thereafter: Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes

University of Maryland Residency Reclassification Procedures


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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

Military Personnel

USM Employees

Visa Holders and Permanent Residents


Petition Deadlines

Residency Reclassification Forms


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information