USM Welcomes Civilian Employees and Defense Contractors Relocated due to BRAC
System Offers In-State TuitionThe University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has approved the waiver of the 12-month residency requirement for civilian employees and defense contractors transferred to Maryland under the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC). The waiver allows these categories of workers, as well as their spouses and dependent children, to qualify for in-state tuition immediately upon their transfer.
In addition, the board's action allows these categories to submit adequate documentation of a BRAC-related transfer (from the Department of Defense or the employee's military unit for the civilian employees, and from their employers for the defense contractors) in lieu of documentation of the criteria set forth in USM's standard policy on establishing residency.
To access the BRAC-related resolutions adopted by the board, visit:
For more information on applying to one of USM's 11 degree-granting institutions, click on one of the links below. You also will find phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses you can use to request more information about qualifying for the residency waiver.
Locate an institution using the USM Institutions Map .
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|Web Site||Contact Info|
|Bowie State University||301.860.3415|
Toll Free: 877.77-BOWIE
|Coppin State University||Michelle Gross|
|Frostburg State University||Patricia Gregory, Undergraduate Admissions|
Patricia Spiker, Graduate Services
Toll free: 888.543.0148
|Towson University||Brian Leak|
|University of Baltimore||Toll Free: 877.ApplyUB|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore||UMB includes a graduate school, dental school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. Click here to access links to admissions information for each school.|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County||410.455.2292|
Toll Free: 800.UMBC4U2
|University of Maryland, College Park||Undergraduate|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||410.651.2200|
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