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 Nov. 27

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.

On 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.


Chris Hart
Phone: 301/445-2739
Pager: 301/507-2316