What will my education cost?
We work to provide you with an exceptional education at an affordable price. To find out what it will cost to attend HCC, our formula is fairly simple. See below for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, and click on the various tabs as things sometimes change from one semester to another.
At HCC, the cost per credit hour varies depending on where you live. Students do not pay for more than 15 credit hours, no matter how many credits they’re taking.
Please note: Maryland residents enrolled in the college's Health Personnel Shortage Incentive Grant Programs are entitled to in-county tuition rates. International citizens’ tuition rates are based upon their immigration status. Please consult the catalog or contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for more information.
Tuition is waived for senior citizens 60 years of age or over legally residing in Maryland. Tuition is waived for students who are disabled and no longer in the workforce as defined by the Social Security or Railroad Retirement Acts. Students eligible for waivers are obligated to pay all additional college and course fees, including noncredit out-of-county fees.
Certain tuition discounts exist for eligible members of the Maryland National Guard, and also eligible U.S. Military Servicemembers, Veterans, and their dependents. See howardcc.edu/military for more information
Tuition for Continuing Education courses is set by course and includes the registration fee. Out-of-county residents pay an additional fee of $10 for most courses; out-of-state residents add $20 per course.
All credit students pay this fee which is assessed as a percentage of the in-county tuition rate. The consolidated fee helps cover the cost of facilities, student activities, technology, certain instructional expenses, and general expenses of the college.
Many classes have fees. These vary based on the course and materials involved. Fees are listed along with course descriptions in the Schedule of Classes.
The standard application fee is $25. The Tuition Payment Plan has a $25 per term service fee. The transcript evaluation fee is $15 for one learning program or $25 for more than one program. Books and supplies are estimated at $2,000 for a year of full-time study.
Tuition and fees for noncredit, Continuing Education courses are assessed individually by course and includes a registration fee. For more information, see our noncredit, Continuing Education registration and payment page.