Cost & Financial Aid Cost & Financial Aid

Cost & Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Frederick Community College makes getting a college education affordable. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help you apply for local, state, and federal aid options including scholarships, grants, work study positions, and student loans.

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Tuition & Fees


Our tuition and fees are less than half of what they are at four-year public colleges in Maryland.


Annual costs for a full-time in-county student taking 30 credit hours per year, often 15 credit hours during fall and spring semesters:


FCC $4,471
4-Year Public College $12,462
4-Year Private College $43,425

Source: The College Board National Average Tuition and Fees and Room and Board 2015-16


Summer tuition and fees per credit are:


Explore how to plan and pay for your college education with the Net Price Calculator.


Residency & Tuition


Summer Tuition and Fees
Credits In-County Out-of-County Out-of-State
1 $147.24 $289.24 $382.24
2 $294.48 $578.48 $764.48
3 $441.72 $867.72 $1,146.72
4 $588.96 $1,156.96 $1,528.96
5 $736.20 $1,446.20 $1,911.20
6 $883.44 $1,735.44 $2,293.44
7 $1,030.68 $2,024.68 $2,675.68
8 $1,177.92 $2,313.92 $3,057.92
9 $1,325.16 $2,603.16 $3,440.16
10 $1,472.40 $2,892.40 $3,822.40
11 $1,616.40 $3,178.40 $4,201.40
12 $1,760.40 $3,464.40 $4,580.40
13 $1,904.40 $3,750.40 $4,959.40
14 $2,048.40 $4,036.40 $5,338.40
15 $2,192.40 $4,322.40 $5,717.40
16 $2,336.40 $4,608.40 $6,096.40
Amounts include tuition, consolidated service fee, and student activity fee.

*Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.
In-County per credit hour $120.00
Out-of-County per credit hour $262.00
Out-of-State per credit hour $355.00
Consolidated service fee (per credit hour)
Every student taking a credit course will be required to pay a consolidated service fee per credit hour. This fee supports costs associated with registration, transcripts, commencement, various instructional and support services, technology costs, capital expenditures including capital improvements, parking, maintenance and repair of College equipment/systems, and safety and security needs.
Student Activities (10 credit maximum)
The student activity fee is charged to all credit students each academic term. The revenue generated goes into a special account administered by the SGA to fund social, recreational, and cultural events, campus clubs and student organizations, authorized student travel and service trips, and annual signature student events. Fee charged on a credit hour basis for up to a maximum of 10 credit hours. 
Admissions Application no charge
Schedule Change no charge
Credit by Portfolio (per credit hour) 50% of tuition
Credit by Departmental Exam (per credit hour) 50% of tuition
Building Trades (per class) $71.40
Welding (per class) $100.00
Applied Music (per class) $490.00
Culinary Arts (per class)
Please refer to the specific HOS course. Some courses require a chef uniform and basic knife or pastry set.
FEMA (per credit hour)
***Module Exam (subject to change)
Physical Education Fees
Please refer to the specific PE course for fees that may be payable to the site where the class meets.
Surgical Technology Fees
Please refer to the specific ST course for fees that may be required.
*Tuition and fees rates are subject to change.
** In special cases, the college may charge additional fees. Some classes may charge additional fees for equipment or materials.
*** Payment is due at time of registration and nonrefundable.
Students are responsible for the purchase of texts and other materials for each class. The average cost is about $150 per course.

Student Accounts


FCC provides students with flexible options for paying their college tuition. Please take note of important payment deadlines which can be found in the front of each class schedule. If you still have questions, please call 301.846.2658 or email us.


Fall 2018 Payment Plans Available Now


Financial Aid Office

Assists students with the FAFSA, informs students of available aid and how to apply for it

Student Center (H-106C)
Monday  8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 301.846.2620
Fax: 301.624.2886

Student Accounts Office

Handles student tuition payments, and helps students access payment plans

Student Center (H-105)
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 .a.m - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 301.846.2658
Fax: 301.846.2648

FCC Foundation, Inc.

Awards scholarships and provides emergency aid assistance for students experiencing unexpected hardships

Annapolis Hall (A-200)
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 301.846.2438