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Students at Anne Arundel Community College are charged tuition according to their residence and are classified as one of the following:

  • In-county residents, i.e., residents of Anne Arundel County;
  • Out-of-county, in-state residents, i.e., residents of other Maryland counties or Baltimore City; or
  • Out-of-state residents.

Students shall be considered residents of a county or state for tuition purposes if:

  • They maintain their legal domicile there; and
  • They have maintained it for a period of not less than three months before the starting date of the term for which they enroll; or
  • If other persons or another person maintaining legal domicile in the county has contributed more than one-half of their financial support during the most recent completed year.

Students in the following categories may be classified as “incounty residents” for tuition purposes when enrolling at Anne Arundel Community College:

  • United States Armed Forces members whose domicile or duty station is in Anne Arundel County, their spouses, and dependent children;
  • Students who move to Anne Arundel County as a result of Base Realignment and Closure;
  • Students who are children of state or local public safety employees killed in the line of duty.

Students in the following categories may be classified as “out-of-county, in-state residents” for tuition purposes when enrolling at Anne Arundel Community College:

  • United States Armed Forces members whose domicile or duty station is in Maryland, their spouses, and dependent children;
  • Continuously enrolled United States Armed Forces members whose domicile or duty station is changed to a location outside the state of Maryland, their spouses, and dependent children;
  • Honorably discharged United States Armed Forces veterans who graduated from a Maryland high school;
  • Students who move to Maryland as a result of Base Realignment and Closure;
  • Anne Arundel County public school teachers who enroll in a course required for employment.


To qualify for an exemption, students must provide documentation as required by college procedures. The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the President, or his/her designee, to develop and establish appropriate procedures to implement and enforce this policy.