Maryland Dream ACT- BCCC Student Guide

  • General Information 

    Baltimore City Community College grants admission to all students regardless of citizenship. Maryland Dream ACT provides the opportunity for some non-U.S. citizens who attended high school in Maryland to receive in-state tuition. In order to qualify for this exemption, students must meet the following requirements: BCCC DREAM ACT Student Affidavit

    Requirements:

    (1)Attended a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland;

    (2) Graduated from a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland or received the equivalent of a high school diploma from the State;

    (3) Register within six years after graduating from a public or nonpublic secondary school in the State or receiving the equivalent of a high school diploma in the State;

    (4) Provide documentation that the individual, or the individual’s parent or legal guardian has filed a Maryland income tax return annually for the 3 years before the academic year in which the tuition rate exemption would apply;

    (5) Provide an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident within 30 days after the individual becomes eligible to do so;

    (6) Provides proof that the individual has registered with the selective service system, if applicable. (This currently applies to all males 18 – 25. Proof of selective service registration can be obtained by filing with the Post Office and returning a receipt to the college that shows proof of registration or by providing a selective service card);

    (7) In order to maintain in-state tuition eligibility, the individual must submit a Maryland income tax return with an in-state address for the individual or the individual’s parent or legal guardian annually until the individual is awarded a degree from the College.

     PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING THIS EXEMPTION FROM NONRESIDENT TUITION

    Once you are determined to be eligible for the exemption, you will continue to receive it as long as you fulfill the eligibility requirements (see above) or until the college no longer offers this exemption. The exemption permits undocumented individuals to pay the in-state tuition rate if they graduated from a public or nonpublic secondary school in the State or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in the State. Applying for the exemption does not alter your responsibility to pay by the college deadline any nonresident tuition and associated fees that may be due before your eligibility is determined. For BCCC specific instructions regarding documentation and deadline dates, contact the Admissions Office, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Main Building room 02.