VIII-2.31 UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND POLICY ON TUITION
WAIVER FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE MARYLAND
(Approved by the Board of Regents, July 12, 1996; Amended
April 9, 1999)
It is the purpose of this policy to permit USM institutions
to waive 50% of the tuition, for a maximum of six credits
per semester, for certain members of the Maryland National
Guard (MNG) who are admitted at institutions of the
University System of Maryland and register for credit
courses on a space available basis.
1. Each USM institution may elect to waive 50% of the
undergraduate or graduate tuition, for a maximum
of six credit hours per semester, for regular or
special status students enrolled in credit
2. In order to be eligible to participate, a MNG
member must have at least 24 months remaining to
serve in the MNG, as certified by the member's
Company Commander, or have agreed in writing to
serve for a minimum of 24 months.
3. MNG members who wish to register under the
provisions of this policy must be admitted through
normal procedures to an institution of the USM
prior to enrolling for coursework.
4. The member's active status and eligibility for
participation in this program must be certified by
the member's Company Commander at least 30 days
prior to the first day of the normal registration
5. MNG members may register for up to six credits per
regular fall and spring semester at reduced
tuition rates. Registration will be on a space
available basis; each institution shall adopt
procedures to determine space availability,
consistent with procedures currently in use for
participants in other waiver programs (e.g. Golden
6. This policy applies to regular tuition charges for
the instructional program only. Fees, which
include such things as registration, application,
laboratory or appropriate self-support fees are
not included under this policy.
7. Except for emergencies, health services at
institutions where they exist, will not be
available to MNG unless they are enrolled as
regular full-time students and have paid the
required health fee.
8. MNG members will be entitled to all normal
academic support services, such as library access
and academic/career counseling services;
consistent with those services provided to other
full- and part-time students.
9. The participation in the tuition waiver program
for MNG members is at the discretion of each
institution and, not applicable to the
professional schools of University of Maryland,
Baltimore and University of Baltimore.
Institutions may limit access to specific academic
programs and courses, e.g. high demand, low
enrollment, or self-support, as warranted; a list
of programs not available to MNG members through
this waiver program shall be on file in the Office
of the Chancellor and updated annually.
10. If a recipient of the tuition waiver is discharged
for a reason designated by the member's Company
Commander, the tuition waiver terminates and the
member owes the institution, within 30 days of
discharge, the amount of the tuition waived for
11. Each institution shall develop procedures for the
implementation of this policy, including the
development of whatever forms it deems necessary
for tracking use of the waiver program.
12. Benefits provided to MNG members under this policy
will be identified separately in he annual
financial aid reports to USMO and MHEC.