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For most students taking a full credit course load, the annual cost of tuition and fees is about $4,500.

That number consists of tuition charged per credit hour combined with several fees. These costs are outlined below.

Tuition per Credit Hour*

Residents of Anne Arundel County $124
Residents of other Maryland counties $291
Residents of other states or countries $422

Residency and Tuition Procedures

Some students enrolled in specific programs and/or courses may be eligible for a waiver of some tuition charges. Refer to Tuition Waivers and Reductions.

General Student Fees*

These fees support resources that help you achieve your educational goals. 

Registration fee per term $25
Funds athletic facilities, membership to intercollegiate athletic teams and admission to sporting events.
$2 per credit hour
Educational services
Funds information literacy initiatives and instructional support services including online access to research information, maintenance and upgrade of the library automation system, peer tutoring, online tutoring, and open-access computer labs.
$22 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee
Offsets the cost of cocurricular educational, cultural and recreational activities, publications, and programs including the campus newspaper, drama performances and speakers.
$3 per credit hour

Individual Course Fees*

Clinical/lab fees
Offsets the cost of clinical placements and supervision. Lab fees pay for materials and supplies for science experiments, computer supplies, equipment maintenance and special materials. You may request a complete explanation of clinical and lab expenditures from the appropriate academic department.
*Varies by course 
Physical education fee
Charged to all students enrolled in PHE courses for maintenance of instructional equipment.
$6 per term if enrolled in a PHE course

Penalty Fees*

Late payment
Assessed for each tuition and fee payment made after the scheduled due date. Due dates are listed in the class schedule and on the student's bill.
Returned check
Assessed when a student's check is returned from the bank for any reason.

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.

Testing Fees*

Visit testing on the web or contact testing and assessments at

Credit By Exam*

Per credit hour $7
Plus application fee $5


*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. 

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are just one part of the overall cost of attending AACC. The Cost Of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs a student to attend college. The COA allows for other expenses related to attending AACC to be included in your decision to attend college. COA is also used to create your financial aid offer.

2023-2024 Student Expense Budgets

These budgets are based on fall and spring full-time enrollment (12 credits per term) for 32 weeks. Budgets are prorated for single term and/or summer enrollment. Additional costs may be incurred for students in some allied health programs.

Anne Arundel County Resident


ExpensesLiving with ParentsNot Living with Parents
Tuition and Fees $4,178 $4,178
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $600 $600
Transportation $1,946 $1,946
Housing $0 $6,560
Food $2,810 $2,810
Loan Fees $262 $262
Personal expenses $6,366 $6,366
Totals $16,162 $22,722


Other Maryland County Resident


ExpensesLiving with ParentsNot Living with Parents
Tuition and Fees $8,186 $8,186
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $600 $600
Transportation $1,946 $1,946
Housing $0 $6,560
Food $2,810 $2,810
Loan Fees $262 $262
Personal expenses $6,366 $6,366
Totals $20,170 $26,730


Out-of-State Resident


ExpensesLiving with ParentsNot Living with Parents
Tuition and Fees $11,330 $11,330
Books, course materials, supplies,  and equipment $600 $600
Transportation $1,946 $1,946
Housing $0 $6,560
Food $2,810 $2,810
Loan Fees $262 $262
Personal expenses $6,366 $6,366
Totals $23,314 $29,874


*AACC does not have any programs that require an allowable cost for professional licensure or certification for students completing their degree or certificate program at AACC.

Students in the following allied health programs may have additional costs associated with their program. 

Additional Costs for Select Allied Health Programs


ProgramLiving with ParentsNot Living with Parents
Physical Therapist Assistant -
$364 $364
Nursing -
$510 $510
Radiologic Technology
$524 $524


Cost of Attendance Adjusted for the Documented Purchase of a Computer

The maximum adjustment toward the purchase of a computer is $850. This adjustment can be made once each academic school year. To have your Cost of Attendance adjusted:

  • Make sure you completed the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the year you are requesting the adjustment, and AACC has your information.
  • Be enrolled for at least half-time (6 or more eligible credit hours).
  • Complete a Cost of Attendance Increase Form available at the AACC financial aid office.
  • Provide the receipt of the computer you purchased or a dated printout showing the total cost of the computer you are planning to purchase.

This adjustment does not guarantee more financial aid money to be offered, but it adjusts the overall cost of attendance used to determine financial need for the academic school year.

Anne Arundel Community College Student Housing Statement

AACC does not provide on-campus housing. As part of the financial aid awarding process, student housing for cost of attendance is determined by the information as reported on the FAFSA by the student. 

  • Students who list housing status of with parents or on campus are considered living at home with parents.
  • Students who list housing status of off campus are considered not to be living at home with parents.

Cost of Attendance, Financial Need and the EFC

In general terms, “financial need” is defined as the difference between what it costs you to attend school (Cost of Attendance) and what you and your family can afford to pay (Expected Family Contribution). The greater the financial need the lower the EFC. A family's EFC remains the same even when the price of the school increases.

To explore how the amount of your federal student aid is determined, visit Federal Student Aid.


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