State Flag for Universities in Maryland Maryland Residency Rules

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult Difficulty

Although all universities in Maryland are a bit (or a lot) different when it comes to gaining residency, in general, Maryland is a medium-difficult state relative to the rest.  More so than other states there are strict requirements about where you’re allowed to live.  Typically you’re forced to live in the dorms your first year or more but if you live in the dorms then you can’t earn in-state residence.  Tricky, right?  This relegates most people to earning in-state residency later than sophomore year or encourages a year-off entirely.

But that’s just one facet. Since universities in maryland each have their own unique policies, its best to consider the rules in play at your particular university of interest.

Maryland Reciprocity Agreements:

Maryland is a member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Maryland. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Maryland:

Towson University-Towson

University of Maryland-College Park


Other Universities in Maryland:

Bowie State University-Bowie
Coppin State University-Baltimore
Frostburg State University-Frostburg
Morgan State University-Baltimore
Salisbury University-Salisbury
St. Marys College of Maryland-St. Mary’s City
University of Baltimore-Baltimore
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore
University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine-Baltimore
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore-Princess Anne
University of Maryland-University College-Adelphi

Every College in Maryland Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Maryland you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.