Tuition Waivers

There are several waivers that can result in you attending tuition free. Check out the eligibility requirements below.

There are waivers available for students taking credit and non-credit courses, so check with the financial aid office for credit courses and continuing education for non-credit courses.  If you are a member of the military, national guard or a veteran contact the Director of Veterans Services. 

Disability

This waiver is available for Maryland residents who are receiving disability benefits from one of the following retirement systems:

  • Social Security Administration: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Railroad Retirement Board
  • A Federal Retirement/Pension System for former federal employees receiving total and permanent disability

The waiver covers up to 12 credit hours per term for courses designated as part of a degree or certificate program that leads to employment, and 6 credits if you are enrolled in credit courses for any other reason. Continuing education courses that lead to employment, including life skills instruction, are also eligible. A course must have space available with at least 10 regularly-enrolled students.

The tuition waiver covers tuition charges not covered by other financial assistance (last dollar funding after any grants and scholarships are applied). You are responsible for fees and the cost of books/supplies.

To Apply:

You must complete the FAFSA and Certification for Tuition Waiver form annually.

Foster Care

Tuition and fees are waived for credit and non-credit students who:

  • are under the age of 25,
  • have resided in- and out-of-home placement in Maryland, and
  • are attending a Maryland public college or university.

You can enroll full- or part-time for credit classes that lead to a certificate or associate degree, or in non-credit courses that lead to a vocational certificate.

To Apply:
  • Contact Financial Aid at 410-334-2905
  • Complete the FAFSA

Maryland National Guard

A Maryland resident who is a member of the Maryland National Guard is eligible to receive a tuition waiver equal to 50 percent of the tuition rate if the member is enlisted and has at least 24 months remaining to serve on the current enlistment.

To Apply:

Documentation for a Maryland National Guard waiver must be presented to the director of veterans services each term.

National Guard members may also be eligible for the Chapter 1606 Montgomery Selected Reserve GI-Bill®.

Senior Citizens

Tuition for credit and non-credit courses is waived for Maryland residents who are 60 years old and above. A course must have available space with at least 10 regularly-enrolled students.  

To Apply: You are responsible for fees and the cost of books/supplies.
 

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Tuition and fees are waived for credit and non-credit students who are:
 
  • under the age of 25,
  • declared as an unaccompanied homeless youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, and
  • homeless children or youth as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
You can enroll full- or part-time for credit classes that lead to a certificate or associate degree, or in non-credit courses that lead to a vocational certificate.

To Apply:
  • Contact Financial Aid at 410-334-2905
  • Complete the FAFSA
Contact Us  
Financial Aid Office (for credit courses) 410-334-2905
financialaid@worwic.edu
Continuing Education (for non-credit courses) 410-334-2815
training@worwic.edu
Veteran and Military Students Fred Howard
Director of Veterans Services
410-334-2882
fhoward@worwic.edu