Tuition and fees for credit classes at Howard Community College (HCC) are due and payable by the date indicated at the time of registration. Tuition and fees for noncredit/continuing education classes must be paid at the time of registration. All student obligations to the college must be paid before transcripts will be released. All tuition and fees are subject to change.
Resident and non-resident tuition rates are published in the college catalog and on the HCC website.
Examples of fees include the following:
Certain courses offered by the college may require a special fee. Current fees are identified in the schedule of classes.
To be eligible to receive a refund, students must officially drop a credit class before the deadlines that appear under “Dates and Deadlines” on the college’s website. After the semester begins, students are eligible for a graduated tuition refund: 100 percent of tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees by the end of the first week of a 15-week semester; 75 percent of tuition and the consolidated fee only by the end of the second week; and 50 percent of tuition and the consolidated fee only by the end of the third week. After the end of the third week, students are not eligible for refunds.
During summer, winter, or other variable time sessions, students are eligible for graduated refunds during the first few days of the session. During this period, students are eligible for a refund of either 100 percent of all tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees, 75 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only, or 50 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only. After the posted refund period for these sessions, students are not eligible for refunds.
Failure to attend classes does not release a student from financial obligations to the college. Students who are deployed military or an emergency worker impacted by a national emergency are encouraged to contact the office of records, registration, and veterans’ affairs for additional refund information.
Noncredit/Continuing Education Refunds
Refunds are available for most noncredit courses. There are no refunds of either tuition or fees for some courses; this information is noted in course descriptions in the schedule of classes and other brochures. For refund-eligible courses, if notification is received before a class begins, 100 percent of tuition and fees are refunded. Students can notify the division of continuing education and workforce development by mail, phone, or fax or use HCC Express to drop a class online. Once a class begins, the online option is no longer available and fees cannot be refunded. Refunds are not available once a class has ended.
As stated in the Annotated Code of Maryland, “tuition” does not include items such as fees or costs associated with a self-supporting program, or any fees such as registration, application, administrative or laboratory work, or other charges. These items are considered non-tuition-related charges and are not subject to waivers or discounts.
State and board of trustee approved waivers and discounts effective for the current fiscal year are detailed in the college catalog and on the college’s website.
Policy Manual Review/Revision: 03/08/13