In every case, all fees that are not waived must be paid on or before the due date.
For Maryland residents certified as disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSI or SSDI), the college waives tuition charges for credit and certain qualified noncredit continuing education courses.
Refer to detailed instructions below.
For Maryland residents 60 years and older, the college waives tuition charges for credit and eligible continuing education courses.
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The Maryland Higher Education Commission has programs to grant tuition waivers for foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth. A Maryland foster care or Maryland unaccompanied homeless youth waiver recipient is exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees if the recipient:
To start the process at AACC, students should complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application MSFAA for the current academic year and list AACC as a college you want to receive your FAFSA information. AACC’s Federal School Code is 002058. Students should contact the AACC Financial Aid Office to start the application process for the waiver upon receipt of the FAFSA or MSFAA being received. We recommend students check their MyAACC emails regularly and to confirm your FAFSA or MSFAA is received. You can view your financial aid information and gain access to the waiver applications by going to MyAACC > Self-Services > Financial Aid.
Students are eligible to receive the waiver if they meet all eligibility criteria as required. Students are only eligible for the waiver for 10 years after first enrolling as a candidate for an associate, bachelor's or a vocational certificate at a Maryland public institution of higher education. If your application for the waiver is denied, you will be sent an email from the AACC financial aid office along with information about your right to appeal and instructions on how to do so.
Eligible AACPS students who take classes while in high school will no longer be charged tuition and fees. Eligible AACPS affiliated home-schooled students or students that attend a partnering private school can take classes at a 25% discount.
The Maryland Dream Act allows certain high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants, and who meet the prescribed requirements, the opportunity to qualify for special tuition rates at AACC.
Learn more about the Maryland Dream Act.
Students who are members of the Maryland National Guard are eligible for a waiver of 50 percent of their tuition for credit courses at Anne Arundel Community College. To qualify for this waiver, members of the Maryland National Guard must submit their State Tuition Waiver (STW) Letter signed by their unit commander to the cashier’s office each term. The remaining tuition and fees must be paid on or before the due date. Students must be enrolled in regularly scheduled credit courses with sufficient tuition paying students to warrant the college’s offering the classes. Direct questions to the cashier’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with the Code of Maryland Regulations starting Oct. 1, 2019, a parent of a deaf or hard-of-hearing child may take one course that teaches a language or communication mode at AACC and is exempt from paying tuition at AACC for that course. Eligible individuals must make arrangement with the cashier's office prior to the first payment due date.
In accordance with Maryland law § 16-106c and the procedures set by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Anne Arundel Community College waives tuition charges for Maryland residents enrolled in credit and certain qualified noncredit continuing education courses who are certified as retired or disabled by the Social Security Administration.
The waiver is available for tuition charges for up to six credits designed to lead to employment, including life skills per term without declaring a degree or certificate program. The tuition waiver is available for up to 12 credits per term for students who have declared a degree or certificate program that leads to employment.
Learn more about applying for financial aid.
Noncredit students may now have the Social Security Waiver applied to certain qualified noncredit continuing education courses (those designed to lead to employment, including life skills).
Learn more about Social Security Waivers for noncredit studies.