Special Tuition Rates and Waivers

If you fit into one of these special categories or are pursuing certain degrees, you may be eligible for reduced or waived tuition. 

Active Duty Military and Their Dependents

Active Duty Military and their dependents are immediately eligible for in-county/in-state tuition rates.

See Military Community Tuition Rates and Residency Requirements for more information.

Veterans and their dependents are eligible for VA educational benefits. See The Post 9/11 GI BIll and other VA Programs for more information.

Maryland National Guard Members Half-Tuition Waiver

Maryland National Guard members who meet certain criteria may be eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver. 

You are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver if:

  • You are a member of the Maryland National Guard for a minimum of 24 months
  • You enroll in an eligible class (according to Md. (Educ.) Code Ann. Section 16-403)

National Guard Members may register during regular registration. See National Guard Half-Tuition Waiver for more information.

Tuition Waiver for Students with Disabilities 

Students with disabilities may be eligible for a tuition waiver. 

 To qualify, you must:

  • Apply for financial aid by the priority deadline of the semester for which you would like to be considered
  • Provide proof of your disability as defined by the Social Security Act, Railroad Retirement Act, or Office of Personnel Management
  • Enroll in classes with 10 or more regularly enrolled
  • Pay all required fees
  • Submit both the FAFSA and Certification for Tuition Waiver form each academic year
  • Alert the Office of Admissions and Records when you have registered each semester
  • Download, complete, and return the Tuition Waiver for Students with Disabilities form to the Office of Enrollment Services by the end of the third week of the fall or spring semester, or by the first week of the summer or winter term. Your form should include a major/curriculum title and curriculum code for a degree program or a certificate program if you plan to enroll in more than six credits per semester.
Senior Tuition Waiver

Students aged 60 years and older may be eligible for a tuition waiver. 

To qualify for a senior tuition waiver, you must be:

  • a Maryland resident
  • 60 years of age or older at the time of registration
  • Enrolling for classes after the regular registration period has passed

Waiver requirements:

  • You will still be responsible for paying required fees
  • You need to check the current important dates in the academic calendar for the date the waiver goes into effect. You will be responsible for full tuition and fees if you register prior to the listed date.
  • Waivers are given on a space-available basis

See Students 60 and Over for more information

Business and Industry Tuition Rate Agreements

Businesses or other organizations in Maryland may be able to offer their employees or members College tuition and fees at the in-county residence rate, regardless of their home address.

To be eligible, the courses taken must benefit the employer, and the employer must pay for the courses directly or through an employee reimbursement program.

Detailed instructions are provided on the Business and Industry form, which must be submitted each semester that students take courses. Your agreement must be received by the Office of Admissions and Records before the end of the third week of classes in the fall and spring semesters, and the first week of summer and winter terms.

Statewide Programs

The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. Students may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if a particular program is not offered by the local community college, or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit.

The following Montgomery College programs are approved as statewide: Fire and Arson Investigation (Certificate); Fire and Emergency Services Management (AAS); Fire Prevention Technology (AAS and Certificate); Fire Protection Technology (AAS and Certificate); Graphic Design (AFA); Studio Art (AFA); and Technical Writing (Certificate). 

Contact the Office of Admissions and Records for more information.

Health Workforce Shortage Program

Maryland residents who enroll in Health Workforce Shortage Programs, as identified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, may pay the in-county tuition rate of each school on a space-available basis.

Health Workforce Shortage Programs have been identified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland residents may enroll in any of these programs and pay the in-county tuition rate of each school on a space-available basis. These programs are subject to change. 

The following Montgomery College programs have been identified as Health Workforce Shortage Programs:

  • Biotechnology (AAS)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)
  • Health Information Management (AAS)
  • Medical Coder/Abstractor/Biller (Certificate)
  • Mental Health Associate (AAS)
  • Nursing (AAS)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)
  • Polysomnography (Certificate)
  • Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology (AAS)

Contact the Office of Admissions and Records for more information. 

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