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At AACC, we strive to make the payment process straightforward, from accepting multiple types of payment to providing the option of an interest-free payment plan. Our cashier’s office is available to help make paying your bill easier, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Methods of Payment

AACC Payment Plan for Credit Students

New students enrolled in credit classes and returning credit students who are up to date in their payments for all prior terms are eligible to participate in our interest-free Tuition Payment Plan

Payments received after the scheduled due date are subject to a $10 late payment fine.

Note: For most noncredit courses, you’ll pay in full at the time of registration. However, a payment plan is available for some courses.


The cashier's office in the Student Services Center in Arnold is the only way to pay by cash. Cash payments are not accepted at any other location, by mail or in the drop box.

Credit Cards

Many students and families love the convenience of paying online by card through MyAACC. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You also can pay by card over the phone (410-777-2236) or by mail (write your card information on your payment stub). At this time, automatic payment plans by credit card are not available.

Check/Debit Cards

We accept Visa and MasterCard check and debit cards only. Payments can be made through MyAACC or by calling the cashier's office at 410-777-2236. At this time, automatic payment by check or debit card is not available.

Checks or Money Orders

We accept checks and money orders made payable to Anne Arundel Community College. You can pay with check or money order by mail to AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. Be sure to include your payment stub and note the student’s name and AACC ID number on your check or money order.

Note: There is a $25 fee for each returned check, and after two returned check fees, you no longer will be allowed to pay by check.

Electronic Checks

Electronic check payments are only accepted via MyAACC. Have the following information ready before you log in:

  • Routing number
  • Account number
  • Check number
  • Name and address that appear on your check

Note: There is a $25 fee for each returned check, and after two returned check fees, you no longer will be allowed to pay by check. At this time, payment by automatic bank draft is not available.

Gift Cards

If paying with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express gift card, retain this card (even if used in full) for 120 days after purchase. Refunds due to you prior to the 120 days may be automatically applied to the gift card that was used for payment. If you no longer have the gift card, there is a chance you will lose this money. AACC cannot be held liable for lost or discarded gift cards. 


Tuition waivers or reductions are available for qualified students. If you are a student with a disability, senior citizen, recipient of Maryland Foster Care or Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth programs, Maryland Dream Act recipient or an early college high school student, you may qualify for a waiver.

Learn more about available waivers.

Payment Questions and Policies

At times, we know circumstances arise that make paying for college a bit complicated. What if you need to withdraw? Can you get a refund? What if you’re still awaiting confirmation about financial aid? To address these questions and more, we have written several policies and guidelines.

When to Pay

For credit students, payment should be made by the due date listed on your bill. Late fees will be charged if payment isn’t received by the due date and you could be dropped from classes for nonpayment.


For credit students who are on interest-free payment plans, the amount you put down and the timing/amount of additional payments depend on your situation.

For noncredit students, payment is due at the time of course registration.


Third-Party Payments

It’s common for a third party, such as an employer or college tuition fund, to make payments on a student’s behalf. If you plan to receive third-party assistance, send documentation from the sponsoring organization to the cashier’s office when you register for courses. You’re responsible for any charges not covered by third-party assistance and are subject to fines.

In compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Title 38 USC 3679(e) Compliance), "the college will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of any late fee, precluding registration or otherwise denying access to classes, libraries or other college facilities, or requiring the student to borrow additional funds, on any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) or Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits who has unpaid financial obligations due to any delay in payment or disbursement of funding by the VA."

Students Receiving Financial Aid

If you have applied for financial aid by completing the FAFSA and submitting all required paperwork prior to the filing deadline, the financial aid office will put a temporary hold on your account to prevent your classes from being dropped. Your classes may be dropped for nonpayment if you registered late or did not meet the deadlines for filing a FAFSA and submitting required paperwork. Emails from the financial aid office will guide you through the application process. Check your MyAACC email daily for updates.

While going through the financial aid application process, we encourage you to make the required down payment when you register in order to secure your classes. You must submit the required payment by the scheduled due date listed on your bill.

Once your financial aid package is approved and processed, we will update your payment account to reflect any costs still due or reimburse you for any overpayment.

Refunds and Withdrawals

When you register for a course, you assume a financial responsibility. Nonpayment or failure to attend class does not result in an automatic drop from course(s) or the release of financial responsibility. To be eligible for a refund, you must drop the course through MyAACC or submit a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office at by the refund deadline.

Learn more about refund options and withdrawals (including refund deadlines).

Past-due Accounts

Student bills not paid in full by the due date are considered past-due accounts subject to late fines and collection action. If your account is past-due, it may be turned over to an outside collection agency and you will be held financially responsible for all tuition, fees, penalties, reasonable attorneys' fees and collection costs. In addition, the student will not be able to register for future terms until payment is made in full. Respond promptly to past-due notices. Payment plans are available. Contact the cashier's office at 410-777-2236 for information.

Class Cancellations

Students are provided a full refund of all tuition and fees when the college cancels a class. Information on canceled off-campus classes is available at the main office of each center.


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Cashier's Office

Credit Costs and Fees

Cashier’s Office

Student Services Building,
Suite 120
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012


Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

You may pay your bill at the above location or: