Applicants with visa categories other than F1 (student visa) should submit the standard application for admission. In addition to standard application procedures, all international citizens are required to submit proof of their immigration status at the time of application. Photocopied credentials are not acceptable. Students without the appropriate documentation of immigration status may be admitted, but will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate. Certain Maryland high school graduates may qualify for in-county/out-of-county tuition rates under the Maryland Dream Act and are referred here for more information. Students in the United States on B1 or B2 visas are generally not permitted to enroll in credit coursework.
Tuition for international citizens enrolled in credit classes and programs is based upon immigration and residency status prescribed by state law. International citizens with Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee status who reside in Howard County are entitled to in-county or in-state tuition in accordance with state law. They may also be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. International citizens with A, BC, E, G, H1, H4, I, K1, K2, L, N, O, R, SN, T, U, and V visa status are eligible for in-county and in-state tuition in accordance with state law, but are generally not eligible for financial aid. International citizens with J visa status are not eligible for in-county or in-state tuition, or federal financial aid. Financial Aid Services verifies eligibility for financial aid and scholarships.