Chesapeake College Welcomes Dream Act Students

Eligibility Requirements

Maryland Senate Bill 167 provides the opportunity for some non-U.S. citizens who attended high school in Maryland to receive in-state tuition. If you are an Undocumented Student, please review the 8 eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify for in-state (in-county or out-of-county) tuition rates based on Maryland High School/GED Graduation.

  1. I attended a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland for at least 3 academic years not earlier than the 2005-2006 school year.
  2. I graduated from a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland or received the equivalent of a high school diploma from the State not earlier than the 2007-2008 school year.
  3. I am enrolling in the community college that serves the same jurisdiction as the high school from which I graduated; in the case of a GED student, I am enrolling in the community college that serves the same jurisdiction of the high school I last attended;
  4. I, or my parent or legal guardian, have filed Maryland income tax returns: annually, while I attended a high school in Maryland; and annually during the period, if any, between graduation from high school and enrolling in a community college; and I will continue to submit proof of tax filings each year I am enrolled at the community college.
  5. I am enrolling at this institution not later than 4 years after graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
  6. I will file an application to become a permanent resident within 30 days after becoming eligible to do so.
  7. I have registered with the Selective Service System. (This applies to all males 18 and older. You must submit a copy of proof of selective service registration. This can be obtained from your local post office.)
  8. I have requested that my official high school transcript or GED be sent to Chesapeake College.