Residency Requirements

Residency is complicated! Read the legal definitions for determining residency, and how we define different types of residency.

At the time of admission to the college, or when you report a change of address on the Change in Student Information form, you must confirm your domicile for tuition classification purposes.  Domicile is a key part of residency.

Domicile is defined as “a student’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained with the intention of remaining indefinitely” or “the permanent place of abode for any person or persons contributing more than one-half of the student’s financial support during the most recently-completed year.”

To establish domicile, you must permanently reside in the state or in the county for three months prior to the beginning of the term.

You may be required to provide supporting evidence of residency such as:

  • income tax papers
  • driver’s license
  • vehicle registration
  • insurance policies
  • voter’s registration
  • rent receipts
  • other information requested by the admission’s office.

Residency Definitions


Residents of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.


Maryland residents who live outside of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

Out-of-State Bordering County

Residents who live in Accomack County, Virginia and Sussex County, Delaware.


Residents of any state other than Maryland.

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