1. Tuition*: The cost per credit hour varies based on legal residency. Students do not pay for more than 15 credit hours even when enrolled in 16 or more credits. Please note: Maryland residents enrolled in the college's Health Personnel Shortage Incentive Grant Programs and Statewide Instructional Programs are entitled to in-county tuition rates. The rates that international citizens pay are based upon their immigration status. Please consult the catalogue 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. The waiver is also available to retirees and people with disabilities under very specific conditions. Students eligible for waivers are obligated to pay all additional college and course fees, including noncredit out-of-county fees.
Certain tuition discounts apply for members of the Maryland National Guard. In accordance with Maryland state law, all active duty personnel and their dependents are eligible to pay in-state tuition regardless of legal residence. Active duty personnel and their dependents residing in Howard County are eligible to pay in-county tuition.
Tuition for Continuing Education 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.
2. Consolidated Fee*: 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.
3. Class Fees*: 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.
4. Other Costs*: 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 $1800 for a year of full-time study.