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Military Personnel

Military personnel under the following categories may temporarily qualify for in-state status:

  • An active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is stationed in Maryland, resides in Maryland, or is domiciled in Maryland, or the spouse or a Financially Dependent child of such an active duty member. Spouses and children who qualify for exemptions under this provision will retain in-state status for tuition purposes as long as they are continuously enrolled, regardless of whether the active duty member's station assignment, residence, or domicile remains in Maryland.
  • A veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States who provides documentation that he or she was honorably discharged and currently resides or is domiciled in Maryland.
  • A veteran who lives in Maryland and was discharged from a period of at least 90 days of service in the active military, navy, or air service less than three years before the date of the veteran's enrollment and is pursuing a course of education with educational assistance under 38 U.S.C. § 3001 or 38 U.S.C. § 3301.
  • The spouse or child of a veteran, provided that:
  1. the veteran was discharged or released from a period of at least 90 days of service in the active military, navy, or air service less than three years before the date of the spouse or child's enrollment (or in the case of a spouse or child seeking benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, the veteran died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 but less than three years before the date of enrollment);
  2. the spouse or child is entitled to assistance under Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, , 38 U.S.C. § 3319 and, 38 U.S.C. § 3311(B)(9);
  3. the spouse or child currently lives in Maryland; and
  4. the spouse or child is pursuing a course of education with educational assistance under 38 U.S.C. § 3001 or 38 U.S.C. § 3301.
  • A member of the Maryland National Guard, as defined in the Public Safety Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, who joined or subsequently serves in the Maryland National Guard to: (i) provide a critical military occupational skill; or (ii) be a member of the Air Force Critical Specialty Code as determined by the National Guard.

Effective 7/1/2017, military personnel who fall under the following categories will qualify for in-state tuition:

  • A veteran who lives in Maryland and was discharged from a period of at least 90 days of service in the active military, naval, or air service less than three years before the date of the veteran's enrollment and is pursuing a course of education with educational assistance under the Montgomery G.I. Bill (38 U.S.C. § 3001) or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (38 U.S.C. § 3301). A veteran so described will continue to retain in-state status if the veteran is enrolled prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge, is using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code, and remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school.
  • Anyone who lives in Maryland, and:
    1. Is using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) and enrolls within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of at least 90 days of service in the active military, naval or air service; or
    2. Is using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed services who is serving on active duty; or
    3. Is using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b) (9)).
  • For more information about each of these categories, please see the Board of Regents policy. If you have any questions regarding receiving in-state tuition based on any of these categories, please contact our office at resclass@umd.edu