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As of the summer 2023 term, AACC offers qualifying home-school students living in Anne Arundel County and students attending participating private schools a 25% reduction in tuition for AACC classes completed prior to graduating high school through the Early College Access Program (ECAP).

To qualify for the tuition reduction, you must:

  • Receive approval from your school principal, counselor or appropriate school official
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or above

Learn how to enroll as an ECAP student.

Participating Schools

  • Annapolis Area Christian School
  • Archbishop Spalding
  • Arundel Christian School
  • Calvary Baptist Christian Academy
  • Granite Baptist Christian School
  • Indian Creek Upper School
  • The Key School
  • Maven Academy
  • Odenton Christian School
  • Rockbridge Academy
  • St. Mary's High School
  • Home instruction program

Procedures for Participation

Home-school and private school students

  • All first-time students must apply to AACC.
  • Complete the ECAP Application for Home School and Private School Students.
  • Email the completed ECAP application to the cashier's office at
  • The ECAP Application for Private School and Home School Students also must be submitted to the cashier's office for every enrollment term to request consideration for the tuition reduction.
  • Students participating in the Early College Access Program must comply with all Anne Arundel Community College academic policies and regulations and demonstrate eligibility or prerequisite completion for all courses for which they wish to register.
  • Home-school students: You must contact the AACPS Home-School office to request that AACPS complete the ECAP Verification form and send it to AACC for each term that you are enrolled.

Not sure if you qualify for ECAP?

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 participating private school can take classes with a 25% tuition discount.

Check with our admissions team if:

  • The courses you’d like to take are not approved by your school principal or counselor
  • You’d like to take more than two courses
  • You’re not sure if your private school participates in ECAP
  • You attend a school other than an Anne Arundel County public school or participating private school
  • You have any other circumstances that prompt you to question whether you're qualified


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