Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Kids on Campus Administration Office?Our offices are located at the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development in Suite 100 of the Hickory Ridge Building. Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. daily during the school year, and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. during the summer.
Are there exceptions to the ages listed in each class?Students who will meet the minimum age requirement by class start date are eligible to take the class. Students who are in advanced classes or classes beyond their grade level may request an override to register for academic classes above their age level. Official documentation of advanced status will be required. Parents with specific questions about this may call the Kids on Campus staff at 443-518-4110.
Books and Supplies
Do I need to buy textbooks or supplies for my children's classes?If a class requires supplies, you will be emailed a supply list.
Where are the classes held?
Most classes are held in the Hickory Ridge Building of Howard Community College. Some specialized classes are held in labs and rooms throughout campus including: Duncan Hall (DH), the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Building, or the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts (HVPA) Building. If your student is taking a class in a building other than Hickory Ridge, he/she will be escorted to and from classes by our aides. *Parents will need to escort late students to class.
Students participating in Athletic Camps should report directly to the Athletic and Fitness Center and/or Dragon Athletic Complex on HCC's campus.
View HCC's Columbia campus location, maps and directions here.
For directions to the Hickory Ridge Building, type "Hickory Ridge Building" into Google maps. The address "10650 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD 21044" may appear.
What time do classes start?Classes start at varying times. Please check the course description for the dates and times.
What are the teachers' qualifications?All classes are taught by college-approved instructors. Most of our instructors are certified teachers in either public or private schools. Other instructors are HCC faculty and staff or experts in the field they teach. All teachers have undergone background checks by appropriate authorities.
Is there a fee for dropping classes or switching sections from one course to another?
Transfers are acceptable as long as neither course has started, and the new section is not filled. Complete the Course Change Request Form. *Prices for KOC classes differ. Parents or guardians are responsible for any tuition/fee difference resulting from a transfer.
Call 443-518-4110, 443-518-4825, or 443-518-1700 to arrange for a transfer.
DROPS AND REFUNDS – If your child cannot attend a course, please notify us immediately. If notification is received by the Monday two weeks prior to the class start date, 100% refund of tuition and fees will be issued. For cancellations received within two weeks prior to class start date, tuition will be refunded, fees will be withheld. No refunds will be given on or after the class start date. Refunds will not be made for non-attendance. Parents/Guardians are responsible for any tuition/fee difference resulting from a student transfer.
Drop requests must be made in writing to email@example.com or by fax to 443-518-4333. You can also drop by using the “Drop a Course” option on HCC Express or by the online drop/transfer form. Requests for drops left on voicemail will NOT be processed.
Federal Tax ID
What is the federal tax ID number for Kids on Campus?
The tax ID number is 520900106.
Financial Aid/Scholarship Information
How can I apply?
The financial aid form is here. Please read and fully complete and submit it with all required documentation.
When does registration open for Fall 2021?Registration is now open.
What are the dates and times of this summer's KOC program?Classes start at varying times. Please check the course description for the dates and times.
What are the registration deadlines?
Registration continues until the class fills or begins. Register early because most courses fill rapidly.
For the Kids on Campus Policies and Procedures page https://www.howardcc.edu/programs-courses/continuing-education/courses/kids-on-campus/pages/policiesandprocedures.html
How will I know if my child is enrolled in the class?If you register online, you'll receive online confirmation that you should print out for your files. If you register by other methods, you'll receive a confirmation email if we receive your registration at least a week before the class begins. If you don't hear from us, you can confirm registration by contacting the Continuing Education Division Office at 443-518-4825 or 443-518-4823. Tuition payment is due at time of registration to ensure your student a seat in the class. Students will not be allowed in class until tuition is paid in full and we receive a completed consent form.
Do you have waitlists for full classes?Yes. Join a waitlist for a full class and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.