FCC Announces Program to Assist Parents Pursuing a Degree


Frederick Community College is starting the Parents Lead program, designed specifically to help parents attend FCC and earn a degree. 

Created for financially-eligible parents of young children, the program provides specialized curriculum, advising services, and funding to offset the costs of childcare while parents attend evening classes.

“We know our students who are parents have to balance demanding responsibilities at home, work, and school, while also having to pay for childcare while they complete their coursework,” said President Elizabeth Burmaster. “FCC is committed to helping all our students overcome challenges, and this Parents Lead program is aimed at making it easier for parents to earn a degree to better themselves and their families.” 

The 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 also available to assist eligible students at FCC with tuition and fees.

The program is designed primarily for students seeking an A.A. degree in general studies while also assisting those who wish to transfer into alternate degree and certificate programs.

The first cohort will begin in the Spring 2018 semester. Space in the Parents Lead program is limited. Interested parents should complete this online application by October 1 for best consideration. All applicants will receive a response from FCC by December 1. 

Parents Lead is supported by the FCC Foundation. 

For more information about the Parents Lead program, click here