Policy 210.22

Golden Identification Card Program

Originator: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Subject: Golden Identification Card Program

  1. Introduction
    In accordance with University System of Maryland (USM) Policy VIII-2.30 on Waiver of Tuition and Granting of Other Privileges for Senior Citizens of the State of Maryland, approved by the Board of Regents on November 30, 1989, University of Maryland Global Campus has adopted the following procedures under the Golden Identification Card Program.

    The Golden Identification Card Program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 60 years old or older who are residents of the State of Maryland and are retired. "Retired" is defined as "not working more than 20 hours a week." Normally, to qualify for the program, the chief income of the individual must be derived from retirement benefits.
  2. Enrollment
    1. The following UMGC Programs are not included in the Golden Identification Card Program:
      1. Specialty Undergraduate and Graduate Programs (including but not limited to MBA, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics),
      2. Executive programs of the Graduate School,
      3. 800 – level courses,
      4. Non-credit courses scheduled through UMGC's National Leadership Institute,
      5. Credit by examination, and
      6. Credit for portfolio assessment
    2. Those individuals who qualify for the program may enroll for courses on a space-available basis. Golden Identification Card Students will be given waiver of tuition for no more than seven semester hours in a single academic term. While enrolled, they will receive library privileges available to other students. In addition, the late registration fee will be waived.
  3. Procedures
    Golden Identification Card Students must apply for admission and meet all requirements. The first time that they register at UMGC, students must sign a form that asks the students for their current work hours per week and states that it is the student's responsibility to notify UMGC of any changes.

    The University System of Maryland Policy requires that the FTE enrollment of students in this program at UMGC shall not exceed two percent of the UMGC FTE undergraduate enrollment. To assure compliance with the limitation, if participation in the program during any year grows to a level of 1.8 percent of the undergraduate enrollment, procedures will be established to limit registration the following year on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Policy Number 210.22 210.22
Date 8/29/14 7/1/03