MHEC Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program that operates on the premise that if public institutions (not including private institutions) in a student’s home state do not offer a degree program major (undergraduate or graduate) that a student intends on pursuing, then s/he may attend a participating ACM out-of-state institution offering the degree of interest through the ACM and be granted a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges.
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You are required to have lived in MD for at least the last six months of 2019.
Check that your institution is in one of the following ACM-eligible states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Check that your program is currently on the ACM list of programs approved for Maryland students: https://home.sreb.org/acm/participating/institutionstates.aspx
If your program is not listed, then you have chosen a program that is not an ACM-approved program for Maryland students. Please visit the Maryland ACM webpage and follow the instructions listed for the access request process for a new academic program. If you fail to complete the request for access process, or if your request for access is denied, then you will not be eligible for the ACM. Per the SREB, please allow 8 - 12 weeks for processing a request for access to a new academic program.
Register for the Academic Common Market with the Southern Region Educational Board at http://home.sreb.org/acm/Email.aspx?state=21. (Please note that you must still complete and submit the ACM application
ACM Eligibility - You must be fully and unconditionally admitted into an approved academic program to complete this application. You must submit a copy of your official university letter of admission on institution letterhead stating “full” admission to major and concentration (if applicable) NOTE: Provisional or conditional acceptance and certain "pre-majors" are not eligible for the ACM). NO application will be considered complete without each of the required documents listed. If ANY of the documents is not submitted or is deemed insufficient, you will be required to edit your application in order to proceed with the ACM certification process
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What Happens After Submission
You will need to complete the form on this site, which includes submitting a number of verification documents described on the first page of the application. NO mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will be considered - only applications submitted online will be reviewed.
Please allow up to six weeks for processing. Please check your OneStop account frequently for updates or request missing documentation required to complete your application.
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