254.0 VIII-2.30- POLICY ON WAIVER OF TUITION AND GRANTING OF OTHER PRIVILEGES
FOR SENIOR CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND
(Approved by the Board of Regents, November 30, 1989)
It is the policy of the University of Maryland System to
extend special privileges, where practicable, to senior citizens
who are residents of the State of Maryland. The term "senior
citizen" includes any individual who is sixty years of age or
older, who is retired and whose chief income is derived from
retirement benefits,and who is not employed full time.
Privileges to be extended to such individuals shall include,
subject to certain conditions, waiver of tuition for
undergraduate and graduate courses, use of the libraries, and
such other privileges as individual institutions shall determine.
I. WAIVER OF TUITION
A. Each institution shall determine the availability of this
benefit for self-support programs.
B. The exercise of this privilege shall be on a space available
basis, and the institution shall be responsible for
determining space availability. A senior citizen shall not
be entitled to a waiver of tuition for more than three
courses in a single academic semester or term.
C. For purposes of this program, "tuition" is defined as the
basic instructional charge for courses and does not include
fees, such as those for application, registration, or other
mandatory fees. Policies on waiver of fees other than
tuition for senior citizens shall be determined by the
D. A senior citizen may enroll in a degree granting program
under these policies only if he or she is admissible to that
E. The full-time equivalent enrollment of senior citizens for
whom tuition is waived shall not exceed two percent of the
institution's full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment.
F. Each institution shall adopt procedures to administer the
tuition waiver program under these policies.
G. Each institution shall report to the Chancellor, at the end
of each semester or session, for submission to the Board of
Regents, the number of senior citizens who have exercised the
privilege of tuition waiver.
II. GOLDEN IDENTIFICATION CARD PROGRAM
A. Eligible senior citizens may apply for a Golden
Identification Card from any institution in the University
System, which shall be honored throughout the System. This
card shall serve to identify the individual as eligible for
any privileges (for example, use of the libraries) that an
institution determines to be available to senior citizens.
Holders of the Golden Identification Card may be entitled to
admission to student events, as determined by the
B. Except for emergencies, the health care facilities at
institutions where they exist shall not be available to
holders of the Golden Identification Card unless they are
enrolled as regular full-time students and have paid the
C. Each institution shall adopt and publicize procedures for,
and privileges available under, the Golden Identification
Replacement for: BOR VI-11.00 and BOT X-C