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.
You can pay your bill using any of the following methods at every AACC site unless otherwise noted.
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.
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 in person, over the phone (410-777-2236) or by mail (by writing your card information on your payment stub). At this time, automatic payment plans by credit card are not available.
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.
We accept Visa and MasterCard check and debit cards only. Payments can be made at any AACC location, 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.
We accept checks and money orders made payable to Anne Arundel Community College. You can pay by check or money order at any AACC location, or 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 check payments are only accepted over the phone (410-777-2236) or via MyAACC. They will not be accepted at any off-campus site or in person. Have the following information ready when you call:
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.
If you have an AACC "Gift of Education” card, you must redeem it in person at any AACC location. AACC gift cards are not accepted through mail, over the phone or online.
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 in case of a refund.
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.
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.
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 because of nonpayment. (For noncredit students, payment is due at the time of course registration.)
For those credit students on interest-free payment plans, the amount you put down and the timing/amount of additional payments depend on your situation.
It’s common for a third party – like an employer or college tuition fund – to make payments on a student’s behalf. If you plan to receive third-party assistance, bring 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.
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.
When you register for a class, you assume a financial responsibility. To be eligible for a refund, you must file a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office or through MyAACC before the refund deadline published in the schedule of classes.
Learn more about refunds and withdrawals (including refund deadlines).
Student bills not paid in full by the due date are considered past-due accounts. 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. You will not be able to register for future terms or get transcripts until payment is made in full.
Students are provided a full refund of all tuition and fees when the college cancels a class. Information on canceled off-campuses classes is available at the main office of each center.