Who may apply:
Students receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
How to apply:
Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) at
www.fafsa.gov. For State aid consideration, complete and
submit the FAFSA by March 1 each
year. Contact the financial aid office of the
community college you will attend to have the waiver
When to apply:
For Federal Financial Aid for the 2012 spring semester,
all students including those currently receiving the Tuition
Waiver are encouraged to complete and submit the required
FAFSA by January 1, 2012 or prior to enrolling in
courses. When applying for the Tuition Waiver for any
semester after spring 2012, students are encouraged to
complete and submit the required FAFSA prior to enrolling in
courses. A community
college may have a more specific deadline. Check with your
community college. To be included in consideration of
State aid, file the FAFSA between
January 1 and March 1, each year.
Degree or Certificate programs designed to
lead to employment, and
continuing education instruction designed to
lead to employment, including life skills instruction.
Any student receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is
eligible to apply for this waiver. You must provide proof
from the Social Security Administration (SSA) of receiving
SSI or SSDI benefits.
You are exempt from paying tuition at
community colleges in Maryland for up to 12 credits per
semester if you are taking classes as part of a degree or a
certificate program designed to lead to employment. The
waiver is limited to 6 credits if you are enrolled in
community college credit courses for any other reason. A
course must have at least 10 enrolled students for the
waiver to apply.
The tuition waiver applies to any balance on tuition
after any grants and scholarships you
receive have been applied to your tuition and fees. You are
responsible for all other costs associated with the
courses, such as books.
You must request the waiver every time you enroll and file an annual FAFSA.
For State aid consideration, complete and submit the FAFSA
March 1 each year.
Transitioning Youth (http://mdtransition.org/).
Information and resources on transition planning,
postsecondary education, employment services, and more.