Prince George’s Community College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons to the end that no person, on the grounds of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, qualified disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of this institution. Under this policy, this institution will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of sex, race, age, color, religion, veteran’s status, disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its admission policies and practices or any other policies or practices of the institution relating to the treatment of students and other individuals, including employment, the provision of services, financial aid, and other benefits, and including the use of any building, structure, room space, materials, equipment, facility, or any other property. One who believes oneself or any specific class of individual to be subject to prohibited discrimination may, by oneself or through a representative, file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education or with the College president, or both. Chanelle Whittaker, Room 132, Kent Hall, 301-546-0050, coordinates the College’s program of nondiscrimination.
Prince George’s Community College, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, as amended. It is College policy not to discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates. This policy not to discriminate in educational programs and activities extends to admission to the College. The College actively encourages the enrollment of interested students, regardless of race, sex, national origin, age, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, or disability, in all of its educational programs, and fully supports student access to all programs without regard to sex stereotyping or other such limitations. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the director of the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education or to the executive assistant to the president, Room 130, Kent Hall, 301-546-0170.
Student Residency Policy
It is the policy of the board of trustees of Prince George’s Community College to distinguish, for tuition purposes, among students who are residents of Prince George’s County, students who are residents of Maryland but not of Prince George’s County, and students who are residents outside the state of Maryland so that out-of-county students shall pay tuition as established by the board of trustees in accordance with Education Article 16-407(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, and out-of-state students shall pay tuition as established by the board of trustees in accordance with Education Article 16-407(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.
In determining student residency, the following definitions apply:
Maryland resident means a student who maintains his or her legal domicile in Maryland and has done so for a period of not less than three months before the date of his or her enrollment at the College. To be considered a Maryland resident for the purposes of this policy, the student shall possess the legal capacity under state and federal law to establish Maryland domicile or shall be a dependent of someone who may do so.
Out-of-state student means a student who is not a Maryland resident.
Out-of-county student means a student who is a Maryland resident but is not a resident of Prince George’s County.
In-county student means a student who maintains his or her legal domicile in Prince George’s County and who has done so for a period of not less than three months before the date of his or her enrollment at the College or who is a dependent of someone who has maintained such domicile. For the purpose of tuition and fees only, in-county student also means a Maryland resident or a dependent of a resident who does not reside in Prince George’s County, who enrolls at the College in an instructional program designated
Accessible transportation will be provided to accommodate disabled persons on all school sponsored trips. Requests for accommodations must be made a minimum of 15 days prior to any trip.
Changes to Personal Information
Every student is responsible for keeping the College informed of changes to name, address, phone number, and email address as soon as they occur. Changes may be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, Bladen Hall, Room 126, by mail, fax (301-546-0119), or in person. Changes also can be submitted at any degree center. While post office boxes may be used as mailing addresses, they may not be substituted for legal addresses. Students who wish their mail to go to a post office box must submit proof of legal residence before the post office box can be used. Mail or emails returned to the College as nondeliverable because of an incorrect address will result in a hold being placed on the student’s record until the address has been verified with appropriate documentation.
Note: Name changes will not be accepted unless a copy of the legal basis for the changes is submitted (i.e., a marriage license, court order or similar document).
Statewide Program or a Health Manpower Shortage Program
- Domicile means a person’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained, and where a person intends to remain indefinitely. The domicile of a person who received more than one-half of his or her financial support from others in the most recently completed year is the domicile of the person contributing the greatest proportion of support without regard to whether the parties are related by blood or marriage. This definition does not apply to those who do not have the legal capacity under state or federal law to establish domicile in the state or country.
At the time of admission to or initial enrollment in any course at the College, each student shall sign a statement affirming domicile and the factual basis for the claim of domicile. An electronic signature is considered to be as official as one signed on paper.
At the time of each subsequent enrollment, each student will indicate whether current domicile is the same as or different from that affirmed at initial enrollment. If facts indicate the domicile has changed, the student shall complete a new statement. Students who fail to report a change of address which results in the return of grades or other official college mail will not be allowed to enroll in classes until proof of the new domicile has been received. Students have the burden of proving domicile when asked to do so, and the College reserves the right to request two or more acceptable proofs of domicile at any time. Students asked to provide proof of domicile who cannot do so will be considered out-of-state for tuition purposes.
The College will consider documentation of any or all of the following as evidence or proof of residence:
- Documented ownership or rental of local living quarters for a period of three months or more.
- Substantially uninterrupted physical presence, including the months when the student is not in attendance at the College.
- Maintenance in Maryland and in the county of all, or substantially all, of the student’s possessions.
- Payment of state and local piggyback income taxes on all taxable income earned, including all taxable income earned outside the state.
- Registration to vote in the state and county.
- Registration of a motor vehicle in the state, with a local address specified, if the student owns or uses such a vehicle.
In addition to the general requirements above, the following provisions apply to the specific categories of students indicated:
- Military personnel and their dependents who were domiciliaries of Maryland at the time of entrance into the armed forces and who are stationed outside the state may retain Maryland domicile as long as they do not establish domicile elsewhere.
- Military personnel stationed in Maryland who were not Maryland domiciliaries at the time of entrance into the armed forces and their dependents may be considered state residents for tuition purposes as long as they remain on active duty in the state. Those who reside and/or are stationed in Prince George's County will be immediately considered county residents for tuition purposes.
- Individuals who have the legal capacity to establish Maryland residency may not be precluded from being awarded Maryland residency because of their immigration status.
- A student enrolled in a program designated as Statewide or Health Manpower Shortage Programs may be considered a county resident for tuition purposes if domiciled in Maryland.
- A student from outside the state who enrolls as part of a reciprocity agreement negotiated between Maryland and another state may be considered a resident for tuition purposes.
- Notwithstanding any other provision, the College may enter into a contract with a business or industry that maintains facilities, operates, or does business in the state, to provide education or training for company employees for a set contractual fee in place of payment of tuition under the following conditions:
- The employee is enrolled in credit or noncredit courses that will benefit the employer.
- The company pays the fee charged by the College.
- The fee reasonably reflects the usual costs borne by students in the same or similar courses.
- The employees enrolled under this program shall be treated as any other student in accordance with College policies and procedures of the Maryland Higher Education Commission with the exception of payment of tuition.