for Students with Disabilities
Students receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are eligible to apply for
the Community College Tuition Waiver for Students with Disabilities
Receiving SSI or SSDI
If you believe you are eligible, you must:
- 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 activated.
Eligible programs or courses: Degree
or Certificate programs designed to lead to employment, and continuing
education instruction designed to lead to employment, including life
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.
RENEWING A WAIVER
You must request the waiver every time you enroll and file
an annual FAFSA. For State aid consideration, complete and submit the
FAFSA by March 1 each year.