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For most students taking a full credit course load, the annual cost of tuition and fees is about $4,000.

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 $122
Residents of other Maryland counties $264
Residents of other states or countries $415

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.
$1 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.
$2 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 or get transcripts until payment is made in full. Respond promptly to past-due notices. Payment plans are available. Contact the cashiers office at 410-777-2236 for information.

Testing Fees*

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Credit By Exam*

Per credit hour $7
 Plus application fee $5


*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. 


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