Tuition relief available to furloughed federal workers

For families impacted by government furloughs, CCBC is offering a zero-down, no-interest deferred payment plan to cover tuition and fees for students enrolled or enrolling for Spring 2019 in credit and eligible non-credit workforce training programs. Book fees can also be incorporated into a payment plan.

“With Maryland home to more than 230,000 federal employees, we know that families are feeling the strain of what is now the longest federal government shutdown in history,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We are eager to assist students who are pursuing their education and training at CCBC and ensure they are still able to meet their educational goals.”

In addition to a deferred payment plan, CCBC also offers valuable connections to social support services for students through its College and Community Outreach program, connecting students with agencies to help those facing challenges with food insecurity, transportation, housing, utility payments and more. CCBC also has Student Food Pantries on each of its campuses, providing non-perishable food items and necessities to students and their families.

College Promise Scholarships are also available for recent high school graduates who qualify. Baltimore County and Maryland Community College Promise scholarships are “last dollar in scholarships” that cover tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students after applying all other financial aid awards.

“CCBC is truly vested in the lives of those who live and work in the communities we serve,” said President Kurtinitis. “Our interest goes far beyond classroom achievement. Helping to meet the needs of the whole person, the whole family – that is what neighbors and communities are meant to do.”