Media Advisory - Regents to Meet in Special Session to Discuss Residency Policy
November 21, 2000
Board of Regents to Meet in Special Session to Discuss Residency Policy
A special public session of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board
of Regents will be held on Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m. to consider
proposed revisions to the USM residency policy. The meeting, which will be
conducted via teleconference, will originate from the Chancellor's Conference
Room in the USM Office, 3300 Metzerott Road in Adelphi, MD.
November 20, the Board of Regents Finance Committee voted to recommend for
full Board approval a set of revisions to the USM Policy for
Student Residency Classification for Admission, Tuition, and
Charge-Differential Purposes. The Maryland Court of Appeals recently declared
a part of the current policy to be in violation of the Maryland Declaration
of Rights. The draft addresses that part of the policy concerned with a USM
student's residency status (and thus whether he or she will receive an
in-state tuition rate), based on nine criteria.
The Board intends to
consider this matter expeditiously because this is the time of year that the
USM institutions are determining residency status for students applying for
the Spring and Fall 2001 semesters.
Full agenda and
background information will be available at the meeting. Sign language
interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals
with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301/445-2756
(voice) or 301/314-7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.