Tuition Assistance

In addition to traditional financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans), tuition assistance programs are available for certain members of our community.

Tuition Waivers


The State of Maryland recently passed House Bill 104 which changed the process for Maryland students with disabilities to receive a tuition waiver.

Any resident of Maryland who is out of the workforce because of a permanent disability as defined by the Social Security Act, the Railroad Retirement Act, (or in the case of former federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management), and enrolls in a community college class that has at least ten regularly enrolled students, may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

All students with disabilities who enroll in credit courses at CCBC are required to take action to continue receiving the tuition waiver.

Early College Access Program (ECAP)

High school students enrolled in CCBC courses may be eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount if they meet the following criteria:
  • Maryland resident
  • Payment of all CCBC fees
  • An enrolled high school junior or senior
  • Obtain written approval from a parent and appropriate school official
  • Meet enrollment requirements of CCBC
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CCBC full time employees and CCBC retirees who enroll in courses at CCBC are eligible for a tuition waiver. All applicable fees are the responsibility of the student.

Foster care

Students who were in foster care as of their 18th birthday, or who were in foster care as of their 14th birthday but were subsequently adopted, may be eligible for a tuition and fee waiver.

In-County Statewide Tuition Programs

No matter where you live in Maryland, you can enroll in any one of nearly 50 high-demand and hard-to-find programs at CCBC’s affordable in-county tuition rate.

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National Guard

Maryland Guard members can receive up to 50 percent waiver of tuition for both degree and vocational programs. Members must provide a letter from their unit commander supporting membership in the Maryland National Guard.

Parents or Guardians of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

In accordance with Senate Bill 677, 15-106.10, Section 4, CCBC will extend a waiver of tuition and related fees for one course to parents or legal guardians of a deaf or hard of hearing child. The provision states the parent may take one course that teaches a language or communication at an institution of higher education and is exempt from paying tuition for the course.

To qualify, parents or guardians must submit the following:
  • A copy of the audiogram or a letter from their audiologist confirming the dependent is deaf or hard of hearing
  • A copy of the birth certificate listing the parent who wishes to enroll in the course or adoption records to verify guardianship
Documents may be dropped off at the Bursar's Office or emailed to


Maryland residents, 60 years of age or older, who enroll in courses at CCBC are eligible for a tuition waiver. All applicable fees (including $30 course fee) are the responsibility of the student. Student must be 60 years of age before the academic semester begins.

Victims of Human Trafficking

As provided in Title 16-310b5 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, any documented victim of human trafficking will receive a waiver of the out-of-county or out-of state tuition differential.

In order to receive the waiver, please submit one of the following to the Bursar’s Office:
  1. Certified Law enforcement, court, or other federal or state agency records or files,
  2. Document from a human trafficking prevention or assistance program; or
  3. Documentation from a religious, medical, or other professional from whom the applicant has sought assistance or treatment as a victim of human trafficking.
Upon receipt of the required document, if you reside outside of Baltimore County, your tuition rates will be adjusted to the in-county rate.

Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

Each service branch varies in their application process, criteria for eligibility, service obligation, and restrictions. Service members choosing to use Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits should follow the links and directions for their specific service. Students must be approved by their Education Center prior to enrolling in classes. It is highly advised to begin this process early (60 days prior to the start of the semester) as Tuition Assistance must be approved at least 7 days before classes begin.

Once approved, email your TA Authorization Letter to

NOTE: Tuition Assistance does not cover fees, only tuition.

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Tuition discounts for York County, Pa residents

Special discount tuition rates are available for CCBC students living in York County, Pennsylvania. York County students are billed $1 more than Baltimore County residents. Learn more »

Qualified Tuition Programs

This tax benefit includes programs established and maintained by one or more eligible educational institutions. The beneficiary (or another taxpayer claiming the beneficiary as a dependent) may claim the HOPE or Lifetime Learning Credit on qualified expenses paid for with the funds distributed from the Qualified Tuition Program. See IRS Publication 970 for further details. To view 1098T information online, students may login to SIMON using their username and password. Then select "Student Accounts" and then "Tax Notification."

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Additional fees may also apply to you, depending on the classes you take and other expenses you may incur.