To apply for the Social Security Disability Waiver (SSI or SSDI) the student must be a resident of Maryland.
All students eligible to use the SSI or SSDI waiver at AACC must obtain a waiver form either at the Cashier's Office on the Arnold Campus or by clicking on the Social Security Waiver link to the left. The form, which must be renewed annually, requires certification by an official of the Social Security Administration (or Railroad Retirement board or former federal employer) that the student is receiving SSI or SSDI benefits and is permanently disabled. The form must be on file with the Cashier's Office on the Arnold Campus prior to the beginning of the term registered. If the form is already on file with AACC, the student must notify the Cashier's Office at the time of registration so it can be accessed.
If seeking a certificate or degree, the student must apply for financial aid. The application can be obtained at any AACC location or at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
If student is non-degree seeking and is taking 6 credits or less, the application for financial aid is not required. This type of student need only notify the Cashier's Office of the waiver on file and make payment of their fees to have the waiver applied.
Any grants and waivers for which the student may be eligible will be applied before the SSI or SSDI waiver is applied. If there is still a tuition balance due from the first 12 credits after any grants and/or waivers have been applied, the SSI or SSDI waiver will be applied to finish paying the tuition.
Students who do not receive any other waivers or grants are eligible to receive a full SSI or SSDI tuition waiver, but also must make a payment toward their fees before the waiver can be applied.
To hold classes for the term the student needs to have a completed financial aid application or make a payment toward the fees. The SSI or SSDI waiver alone will not keep a student from being dropped for non-payment.