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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

For detailed information on cost of attendance view the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 cost of attendance worksheets. This can help you budget your anticipated expenses.

What makes up the cost of attendance?

The cost of attending college is more than just direct costs of tuition and fees. It includes indirect costs such as books and supplies, housing and food, childcare, transportation, and miscellaneous costs.


It’s important to factor in the cost of textbooks when registering for classes and budgeting your expenses for the semester. The cost and number of textbooks required varies from course to course.

A few options are available when considering buying books.

New Textbooks. New books are full price but are in perfect condition. Buying new gives you the chance to take your own notes and make your own marks in a book.

Used Textbooks. Used books are less expensive and are still in good condition. They may have notes or highlighting from a previous owner, but are a more affordable option over new books.

Please note: You can not use financial aid to order books from the FCC Bookstore’s website. To use your financial aid to buy books, you visit the Bookstore with your student ID.

Textbook Buyback. Selling your books back to the FCC bookstore enables you to recoup a portion of your money. Not all books can be bought back, and there are factors that determine how much a book can be bought back for. 

Visit the Bookstore website, for contact and hours information.



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Frederick County Transit Bus is available to and from the College. Schedules are available in the Center for Student Engagement, located in the Student Center, H-101, or the College Information Center, located in Jefferson Hall, J-101.
Click here for complete TransIT route and schedule information.

Contact Information

Phone Icon301.846.2620 (option 1)

Mail Icon[email protected]

Location IconJefferson Hall, 3rd floor

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday* 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*January - July and August
Available until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays