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The Cashier’s Office is located in the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall RCF-212.  The normal business hours for this office are Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  For inquiries, contact us at 443-518-1862.

General Information on Tuition and Payment:

The Accounts Receivable Office is located in the  Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall RCF-205.  Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For inquiries, contact us at 443-518-4077

Please visit the section entitled "Paying for College" for information on payment due dates and methods available.

Tuition Payment Plan

Howard Community College offers a flexible Tuition Payment plan for the summer, fall and winter/spring terms. This plan is administered by an outside company called Nelnet Business Solutions, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Plan participation fee is $25.00 each semester. For information on how to enroll in this payment plan click here.

Tuition Waivers: 

Howard Community College will waive tuition (students must pay all additional college fees) for any resident of the state of Maryland who (a) is sixty years of age or older or (b) is retired and disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration or the Railroad Retirement Act.  Disabled and retired students (defined as an individual who has been employed before becoming disabled) must present a certification form for tuition waiver at the time of registration.  Maryland National Guardsmen are entitled to a 50 percent tuition discount based on their legal in-county residency and 25 percent tuition discount based on their legal out-of-county or out-of-state residency classification.

Collection Policy:  Any student with an outstanding balance at the end of the semester will have his/her grades, transcripts, and registration withheld until the outstanding balance is paid in full.  The college will make every effort to contact the student.  However, if our attempts are unsuccessful, the account will be turned over to a collection agency and an additional charge of 25 percent of the outstanding balance will be added to the student's account.

General Tuition Refunds:  To be eligible to receive a refund, students must officially drop a class before the deadlines that appear under "Dates and Deadlines" in the Schedule of Classes.  Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for details on the graduated refund policy, as these policies may differ based on the term and the length of time the course runs.

Students who registered for classes, but have never attended or have stopped attending class will not receive a refund.  If they neglect to officially drop a class within the required time period, they are still responsible for the charges.  Stopping payment on a tuition check or not attending a class does not constitute an official drop.

Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.  The college does not issue cash refunds.

Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy:  Federal Financial Aid recipient refunds are determined based on the federal pro-rata refund regulations.  Information and examples of federal pro-rata refunds are available in the Financial Aid Office.