In-State Residency Petition
Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes
The basis for determining in-state tuition rates rests upon whether a student is a legal resident of Maryland and whether that student meets the requirements of the University System of Maryland.
New incoming students should contact Admissions for information about initial residency classification.
Currently enrolled students only
The deadline for petition submission with all accompanying documents is the final day of the add/drop period in the term for which you are applying for in-state tuition.
Students wishing to understand their status, or change it, are responsible for becoming familiar with the complete USM classification policy. Overviews provided here do not supersede or amend any part of the classification policy.
Neither an out-of-state nor an in-state status classification is permanent. After a minimum of one term’s attendance, an out-of-state student may petition the Registrar’s In-State Residency Office to request a change to in-state status.
Reclassifications of status must be made by the established deadline of the semester for which they are to take effect. A change to in-state status is not retroactive.
Should a petition be denied, an appeal may be filed with the Residency Tuition Review Committee. Instructions on appeals are provided at the time a petition is denied.
Students have an obligation to inform Towson University of personal circumstances which may make them ineligible for continued in-state status.