Students who do not qualify for the in-County tuition rate based on domicile, may qualify for the in-County tuition rate if they work for a business or other organization that does business in the State of Maryland.
The most common Business & Industry Agreements on file are from:
- The U.S. Armed Forces
- Area hotels
- Construction and home improvement contractors
- Community non-profit agencies and organizations
- Local corporations and institutes
- Families in Montgomery County sponsoring J-1 visa holders as Au Pairs*
Submit complete packet to the Office of Admissions and Records before the end of the third week of classes during the fall or spring semesters and the end of the first week of classes during summer and winter terms.
A complete packet includes:
1. Business and Industry Tuition Rate Master Agreement, to be completed by the employer and Montgomery College.
2. Employee's In-County Tuition Rate Agreement, to be completed by the student and his or her employer.
Au Pairs (J-1 visa holders), must also include:
3. A letter from the Au Pair Agency that placed the au pair with the host family; the letter includes the host family's name and address and must match the host family's name and address listed in the Tuition Rate Agreements.
4. Passport with J-1 Visa and I-94
5. Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status form
*International Exchange Students with J-1 immigration status are in the U.S. temporarily and are unable to claim in-county tuition based on domicile (legal residency) in Montgomery County. Regardless of domicile, a student working for an employer in Maryland may apply for lower tuition rates based on a Business and Industry Tuition Rate Agreement.
Montgomery College's Business and Industry Tuition Rate Agreements policy is listed on p.36 of 2010-11 Catalog (.pdf); it is based on COMAR 13B, Section 07.02.03 Item D.