Parents Lead is a new Frederick Community College program providing assistance to parents in the pursuit of a college degree.
Designed especially for financially-eligible parents of young children, the program provides specialized curriculum and advising services as well as funding to offset the costs of childcare while parents attend evening classes.
This cohort-based program is a combination of online and on-campus evening classes and can be completed in as few as five semesters. Additional financial aid is available to assist eligible students with tuition and fees.
Inspire your children to pursue an education by earning a degree at Frederick Community College. The value of an education lasts for generations.

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in Parents Lead. Qualified applicants will be asked and required to
Following acceptance into the program, participants will need to maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher throughout the program in order to remain eligible through completion.

Program Structure

Parents Lead is a student-focused program designed to assist financially-eligible parents of young children while they pursue educational goals at FCC.
  • Initial coursework is delivered through a combination of classroom and online learning.
  • On campus classes take place Monday evenings from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Curriculum options permit students to either complete general education requirements to progress into a general studies degree program, or select an alternate pathway of learning.
  • Learning is designed primarily for those students seeking an A.A. in General Studies while also assisting those transferring into alternate degree and certificate programs
  • Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but not required following the first semester

Student Support Services

As a cohort (learning community), this educational program delivers specialized curriculum and personalized advising assistance from FCC learning support and adult services staff. Financial aid services are provided by the FCC Foundation.
Financial Assistance
Selected participants will receive a scholarship to offset the cost of childcare while they are attending on-campus classes at FCC. Additional financial aid is available to assist eligible students with course tuition and fees.

Parents Lead Application Process

Complete the Parents Lead application  to get started. Please note, space in the program is limited. Applications are being accepted through October 1, 2017. All applicants will receive a response from our office by December 1, 2017.

Additional Resources


Admissions Office
Adult Services
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FCC Foundation
Financial Aid
FCC Testing Center

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Anne Hofmann
Student Center 268 (H268)
[email protected]
Janice Brown
Annapolis Hall 103 (A103)
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Michael Thornton
Annapolis Hall 200 (A200)
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