USM Welcomes Civilian Employees and  Defense Contractors Relocated due to BRAC

System Offers In-State Tuition

The 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.

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University Admissions Offices:

Web SiteContact Info
Bowie State University301.860.3415
Toll Free: 877.77-BOWIE
fax: 301.860.3518
Coppin State UniversityMichelle Gross
Frostburg State UniversityPatricia Gregory, Undergraduate Admissions

Patricia Spiker, Graduate Services

Salisbury University410.543.6161
Toll free: 888.543.0148
Towson UniversityBrian Leak
University of BaltimoreToll Free: 877.ApplyUB
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County410.455.2292
Toll Free: 800.UMBC4U2
University of Maryland, College ParkUndergraduate
Toll Free:800.422.5867


University of Maryland Eastern Shore410.651.2200
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University of Maryland University CollegeToll Free: 800.888.8682