Tuition Waiver Form

House Bill (HB) 104 enacted by the 2011 Maryland General Assembly redefines the tuition waiver for students with disabilities as those out of the workforce by reason of total and permanent disability and entering community colleges. HB 104 supersedes previous legislation and proposes significant changes to Section 16-106c of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.


  • Any resident of Maryland who is out of the workforce because of a permanent disability as defined by the Social Security Act, Railroad Retirement Act, or in the case of former federal employees, Office of Personnel Management.
  • Enroll in a community college class that has at least 10 regularly enrolled students.
  • Apply for financial aid.
  • Individuals receiving SSI or SSDI benefits as a dependent or survivor of a disabled beneficiary do not qualify for this waiver.

Steps to apply for the tuition waiver:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and include CCBC's school code of 002063.  It can take up to 1 week before the Financial Aid Office has your information.
  2. Access a copy of your Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefit Verification letter online or provide the most recent benefits letter received via mail.
  3. Submit the benefit letter via email to the Registrar's Office.

Please note: Each academic year requires a new SSA Verification of Benefits letter.  This must be renewed every August, prior to the start of the Fall semester.      

  • Any awarded grants and scholarships will be applied first to pay the student's tuition.  The waiver will only be applied, if grants and scholarships do not cover the student's full semester tuition charge.  This does not pertain to federal loans or work study funding.
  • The waiver does not cover any fees.
  • The waiver does not apply to continuing education courses that are considered non-credit.
  • Students may have up to 12 credit hours covered by the waiver each semester.
  • CCBC reserves the right to discontinue the waiver for a student enrolling in a course with less than 10 regularly enrolled students.