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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Realize your Potential

Title IV Federal School Code: 002064

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Financial Assistance (FAD)
fadasst@csmd.edu
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7531

Tuition Waivers

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

If the course has sufficient enrollment, the college shall waive the credit course tuition for Maryland residents who are age 60 and over. Contact the Registrarís Office. All fees still apply.

Tuition Waiver for Social Security Disabled/Retired Individuals

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits based on your work record, the college shall waive tuition charges upon confirmation of student eligibility. Students are required to pay all fees. To apply for the waiver, you must obtain a Social Security Disability Waiver form from the collegeís Financial Assistance Department. The form can be downloaded from the Financial Assistance Department Forms Page.

The form must be taken to the Social Security Administration for verification and must be returned to the collegeís Financial Assistance Department. If the student is eligible, the waiver will cover tuition charges not covered by other financial assistance. The form must be completed annually.

Tuition Waiver for Civil Service Disabled/Retired Individuals

If you are a former federal employee receiving disability benefits from your federal retirement or pension authority based on your own work record, the college shall waive tuition charges. Students are required to pay all fees. To apply for the waiver, you must obtain a Civil Service Disability Retired Waiver form from the collegeís Financial Assistance Department. The form must be taken to the appropriate agency for verification and must be returned to the collegeís Financial Assistance Department. The form must be completed annually.

Maryland National Guard Tuition Waiver

Under provisions of state law, members of the Maryland National Guard may be eligible for a 50 percent waiver of tuition at the college. To qualify, Guard members must provide an eligibility letter obtained from their Guard unit for each semester that the waiver is requested and must also show a current military ID verifying their active participation in the Guard. These documents must be provided to the Financial Assistance Department each semester for which the waiver is requested.

Foster Care Tuition Waiver

Under provisions of state law, certain individuals who are participating or have participated as foster children in the state of Marylandís foster care programs may be eligible for a waiver of tuition and fees at the college. The Maryland Department of Human Resources publishes a roster of potentially eligible persons, which the college uses along with other documentation to determine the studentís eligibility. If the student is eligible, the waiver covers tuition and fees not covered by other financial assistance. Persons who believe they may be eligible for the Foster Care Tuition Waiver should contact the collegeís Financial Assistance Department to request a determination of their eligibility.