UMD System Waives Tuition Rule For Amazon Employees

With several Maryland jurisdictions vying to land Amazon’s new headquarters, the University System of Maryland on Tuesday approved a tuition waiver to help lure the company, and its 50,000 jobs, to the state.

According to The Associated Press:

To help entice a second Amazon headquarters to Maryland, a state board has voted to waive a 12-month residency requirement to qualify for in-state tuition for any Amazon employees who move to the state, if a new headquarters is established.

The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted to waive the residency rule on Tuesday.

It also would apply to spouses and children of employees at the system’s 12 degree-granting institutions.

Chancellor Robert Caret says the board acted to support Maryland’s economy.

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