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Students at Anne Arundel Community College are charged tuition according to their residence and are classified as one of the following:

  • In-county residents (a resident of Anne Arundel County);
  • Out-of-county, in-state residents, i.e., residents of other Maryland counties or Baltimore City; or
  • Out-of-state residents (a resident of a state other than Maryland or a foreign country).

Students have the responsibility to provide appropriate documentation to establish residency for tuition purposes.

Students shall be considered “in-county” or “out-of-county, in-state” residents of Maryland for tuition purposes if:

  • They maintain their legal domicile there for a period of not less than three months before the starting date of the session for which they enroll;

or

  • If another person or persons maintaining legal domicile in Maryland had contributed more than one-half of the student’s financial support during the most recent completed tax year;

or

  • They are receiving an Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Tuition for members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and dependent children:

  • Students who are members of the United States Armed Forces, regardless of domicile, duty station or residence, will be classified as “in-county” residents for tuition purposes.
  • Students who are a spouse or dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who resides in Anne Arundel County will be classified as “in-county” residents for tuition purposes regardless of the length of residency.
  • Students who are qualified members of the Maryland National Guard will be classified as either “in-county,” if a resident of Anne Arundel County, or “out-of-county, in-state,” even if residing outside the state of Maryland, for tuition purposes.
  • Students who are the spouse or dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who resides in Maryland, outside of Anne Arundel County, will be classified as “out-of-county, in-state” residents for tuition purposes regardless of the length of residency.
  • Students who are the spouse or dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces whose domicile or duty station changes from an in-state location to a location outside of the state of Maryland will be classified as “out-of-county, in-state” residents for tuition purposes as long as they remain continuously enrolled.
  • Students who are discharged United State Armed Forces qualified veterans who graduated from a Maryland high school will be classified as “out-of-county, in-state” residents for tuition purposes, even if residing outside the state of Maryland.
  • Students who are receiving Montgomery or Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits will be classified as either “in-county,” if a resident of Anne Arundel County, or “out-of-county, in-state,” even if residing outside the state of Maryland, for tuition purposes.
  • Students receiving a Fry Scholarship will be classified as either “in-county” if a resident of Anne Arundel County or “out-of-county, in-state,” even if residing outside the state of Maryland, for tuition purposes.

Students who are Anne Arundel County public school teachers who enroll in a course required for employment are classified as “in-county residents” for tuition purposes even if residing outside of Anne Arundel County.

Tuition for undocumented immigrant individuals who meet the criteria for a qualified student set forth in state law:

  • Qualified students who graduated from a high school located in Anne Arundel County are charged tuition at the in-county rate.
  • Qualified students who graduated from a high school in Maryland located outside of Anne Arundel County are charged tuition at the out-of-county, in-state rate. 

The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the president, or his/her designee, to develop and establish appropriate procedures to implement and enforce this policy.