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Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

Maryland residents who are 60 or older can attend the college free of course tuition, as long as the course has sufficient enrollment. Contact the Registrar’s 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 will waive tuition charges upon confirmation of student eligibility. Students are required to pay all fees. To apply for the waiver, obtain a Social Security Disability Waiver form from the college’s Financial Assistance Department. The form can be downloaded from the Financial Assistance Department Forms Page.

Take the form to the Social Security Administration for verification and return it to the college’s Financial Assistance Department. If you're eligible, the waiver will cover tuition charges not covered by other financial assistance. You must complete the form 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 will waive tuition charges. You are still required to pay all fees. To apply for the waiver, obtain a Civil Service Disability Retired Waiver form from the college’s Financial Assistance Department. Take the form to the appropriate agency for verification and return it to the college’s Financial Assistance Department. You must complete the form 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 Maryland’s 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 student’s eligibility. If the student is eligible, the waiver covers tuition and fees not covered by other financial assistance. If you believe you may be eligible for the Foster Care Tuition Waiver, contact the college’s Financial Assistance Department to request a determination of eligibility.