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Resources for parents and families

Going to college is an exciting time for students, parents and families.

Transitioning into college life can be filled with excitement and uncertainty—let us help ease that transition. While some students want to earn their degree and transfer to a four-year university, others may want to jump right into the workforce.

Whatever the goal—CCBC is here to help you along the way! We work hard to offer resources to help your loved one thrive in college.

If you are the parent of a current or prospective student, this page will help to answer most of the questions you have about CCBC.

About CCBC

We have a rich history of helping students reach their goals. Learn more about who we are and why more than 63,000 students enroll each year. CCBC is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of our academic programs are accredited or approved by organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the United States Department of Education. Learn more »


With over 280 associate degree, credit certificate, and non-credit workforce training certification programs–our opportunities are endless. Students can also earn credits while still in high school!


Applying to CCBC is easy and our Admissions Staff is here to assist!

Cost and financial options

CCBC’s yearly cost is less than half of the national average for four year universities. Need help paying for college? Compare and save!

Transfer opportunities

Your student can start here and go anywhere! CCBC works with schools across the state and nation to provide fully transferable programs and financial aid opportunities for those interested in pursuing a four-year degree. Graduates of the CCBC Honors Program are guaranteed admission to schools in the university system of Maryland.

Stay on track this semester— tuition free!

Photo of campus with text that reads attend CCBC tuition freeLife looks different right now, but your future doesn't have to. Enroll in college courses or select workforce training programs without the cost of tuition.

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