Residency Information

  • It is the policy of the board of trustees of Prince George’s Community College to distinguish, for tuition purposes, among students who are residents of Prince George’s County, students who are residents of Maryland but not of Prince George’s County, and students who are residents outside the state of Maryland so that out-of-county students shall pay tuition as established by the board of trustees in accordance with Education Article 16-407(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, and out-of-state students shall pay tuition as established by the board of trustees in accordance with Education Article 16-407(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.


    In determining student residency, the following definitions apply:
     

    • Maryland resident means a student who maintains his or her legal domicile in Maryland and has done so for a period of not less than three months before the date of his or her enrollment at the college. To be considered a Maryland resident for the purposes of this policy, the student shall possess the legal capacity under state and federal law to establish Maryland domicile or shall be a dependent of someone who may do so.
    • Out-of-state student means a student who is not a Maryland resident.
    • Out-of-county student means a student who is a Maryland resident but is not a resident of Prince George’s County.
    • In-county student means a student who maintains his or her legal domicile in Prince George’s County and who has done so for a period of not less than three months before the date of his or her enrollment at the college or who is a dependent of someone who has maintained such domicile. For the purpose of tuition and fees only, in-county student also means a Maryland resident or a dependent of a resident who does not reside in Prince George’s County, who enrolls at the college in an instructional program designated 

    Please refer to chapter 11 of the College's catalog for a full explanation of the residency policy and requirements.  

     

    Exceptions:   

    The Maryland Dream Act allows undocumented immigrants who are Prince George’s county high school graduates the opportunity to pay the in-county tuition rate at Prince George’s Community College.     

    The Dream Act, which took effect December 6, 2012 affects only semesters following that date and cannot be applied to previous semesters. Eligible students must meet a set of criteria to receive the in-county tuition classification.      

    Please click here for a full listing of eligibility criteria and documentation requirements. If you satisfy all criteria and can provide all required documents, please complete and submit the application as well as all supporting documents as directed.     

    A decision notification will be mailed to your permanent address on file with the College within 5-7 business days. Please email us on  admissions@pgcc.edu with any questions about this process.