(Approved by the Board of Regents, July 12, 1996; Amended
                       April 9, 1999)
I.   Purpose

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.

II.  Practice

     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
          ID program).

     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
          that semester.

     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.