Tuition & Fees Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

We're affordable!


You're smart to invest in your future at FCC. Our tuition and fees are about half of what they are at four-year public colleges in Maryland. We'll help you find a variety of financial aid and clearly explain the federal government's Hope Scholarship tax credit and our deferred tuition plan.


Credits In-County Out-of-County Out-of-State
1 $158.34 $311.34 $411.34
2 $316.68 $622.68 $822.68
3 $475.02 $934.02 $1,234.02
4 $633.36 $1,245.36 $1,645.36
5 $791.70 $1,556.70 $2,056.70
6 $950.04 $1,868.04 $2,468.04
7 $1,108.38 $2,179.38 $2,879.38
8 $1,266.72 $2,490.72 $3,290.72
9 $1,425.06 $2,802.06 $3,702.06
10 $1,583.40 $3,113.40 $4,113.40
11 $1,738.40 $3,421.40 $4,521.40
12 $1,893.40 $3,729.40 $4,929.40
13 $2,048.40 $4,037.40 $5,337.40
14 $2,203.40 $4,345.40 $5,745.40
15 $2,358.40 $4,653.40 $6,153.40
16 $2,513.40 $4,961.40 $6,561.40
Amounts include tuition, consolidated service fee, and student activity fee.
*Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.


In-County per credit hour $129.00
Out-of-County per credit hour $282.00
Out-of-State per credit hour $382.00



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
American Sign Language Immersion Experience $120.00
Nursing Program –
Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) Fee (per semester)
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.
Expedited Transcripts Fee

Expedited service for e-transcripts delivered electronically
Expedited service for printed transcripts delivered by USPS $7.50
FEMA (per credit hour)

Module Exam (subject to change)
Payment is due at time of registration and nonrefundable.
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.

Students are responsible for the purchase of texts and other materials for each class. The average cost is about $150 per course.


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