Q: I have a pending asylum, can I get instate tuition. I have a work permit and a SSN. I work and pay taxes in Maryland.
Pending asylum does not confer any status to an asylum applicant. You are only permitted to remain in the U.S. and may receive an EAD and a Social Security Number to engage in lawful employment.
However, for the purposes of qualifying for an instate tuition you need to discuss it with the Maryland Student Services Department at that institution to determine whether they would recognize your state residence to be deemed eligible for a reduced state tuition or you would be considered a foreign student as you have no granted asylum, LPR, or U.S. Citizenship.
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