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HCC Main Campus
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
Mt. Airy College Center
1902 Back Acre Circle
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Gateway Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046

Pay For College

Helping You Afford College

We’re committed to helping students with the costs of college. By understanding your payment options and planning ahead, you can take advantage of early registration options to secure the classes and schedule you want.

Note: Financial assistance procedures are different for credit and noncredit courses. If you are taking noncredit courses, visit our noncredit payment page.

What are the costs?

Costs for credit students include:

  • Tuition, which is assessed by credit hour based on your place of residency
  • A consolidated fee, which helps cover the cost of facilities, technology, and more
  • Course-related fees, if applicable (listed along with course descriptions in the schedule of classes)
  • An application fee ($25 in most cases)
  • Books and supplies

See specifics under Tuition & Fees.

When is payment due?

Students must meet payment deadlines. The college's Tuition Payment Plan is designed to assist all students in meeting payment deadlines or bridging the period of time between the availability of certain funds (i.e. financial aid, including loans or tuition assistance) and payment deadlines.

Dates & Deadlines

These dates refer to credit classes. Payment for Continuing Education courses is due at the time of registration.

What are payment options?

At HCC, we make every effort to make paying your bill as simple as possible. That’s why we allow for a variety of payment options, including a valuable Tuition Payment Plan, for students in our credit programs. Follow the links below for more information, and note that there are different procedures for noncredit classes.

Payment Options for Credit Classes

Tuition Payment Plan

Payment Options for Noncredit Classes

Can I get help with my tuition?

We don’t believe that cost should be an obstacle to higher education. We urge you to explore various financial aid and scholarship options below. Remember, the sooner you understand your options, the better. 

Financial aid for credit classes

Financial assistance for noncredit classes


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