Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students

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           ​The 2023-2024 Application is Open​​.

The Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing student assistance is to provide a reduction in tuition for out-of-state students who are enrolled in a nursing program. 

Who May Apply?

Non-residents of Maryland who attend a two-year or four-year public institution in Maryland.


How do I Apply?

Apply online using the MDCAPS system at (see application instructions below).  Submit all required documents to MHEC by SECURE UPLOAD online through your MDCAPS account. Once logged in, select “Electronic File Upload" from the homepage then follow the prompts. 



To apply for the 2023-2024​ academic year, please go to: ​ You will be required to create a user id and password.  You will then be sent an email with an activation link.  You MUST activate your account prior to logging in to your account  You will then be able to apply online for programs, as well as check the status of your application.


Award Amount

The annual award amount is the difference between the amount of tuition paid by an out-of-state student and the amount paid by an in-state student at the same institution, in the same educational program, for the identical number of credit hours.  The amount of assistance is known as tuition differential. It is the institution's responsibility to make the adjustment in the tuition charges so that a student pays the tuition charged to a Maryland resident.

​Renewal Requirements

The award will be renewed automatically for an additional year if you attend a two-year public institution or for an additional three years if you attend a four-year public institution. You must maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution you attend and remain enrolled in an eligible program. Click here for more information on the conditions​ of the award.


Important Deadlines - When the application opens, the due date for the documents will be listed in the applicant portal (MDCAPS account). The required documents can be downloaded from the applicant's portal​.


Service Obligation

You must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to serve as a full-time nurse in a hospital or related institution. 

Service is for four years if you attended a four-year public institution or for two years if you attended a two-year public institution, regardless of the number of years for which you received an award, or you must repay the scholarship with interest.

If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.  Recipients of this Program have six months from the date of graduation to begin the service.


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