Attend CCBC tuition-free for Fall 2020

Jul 16, 2020 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md. – Community College of Baltimore County is easing the financial strain of enrolling this fall with a plan that allows students to attend tuition-free. By providing students with supplemental aid after the awarding of scholarships, grants and COVID-19 relief funding, CCBC is removing the biggest barrier found in higher education – cost.

“We recognize the financial hardship that many students are facing and don’t want that to sideline their educational pursuits,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We expect to offer a variety of course options for the fall – online, in-person and hybrid – and gladly welcome back our currently enrolled students. We also hope to see many new students, particularly those seeking an alternative to returning to their four-year universities due to COVID-19 concerns.”

CCBC’s leadership is committed to doing everything possible to keep students on track. Knowing that community college students are often the most vulnerable during tough economic times, the college is taking bold steps to provide students with a unique, tuition-free opportunity.

Robust fundraising efforts allow the CCBC Foundation to offer a variety of grants and scholarships to students in addition to what they receive in federal and state aid. In 2019, the Foundation awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships. This year, the Foundation anticipates awarding even more.

Degree-seeking students are not the only ones to benefit from CCBC’s tuition-free offer. Anyone interested in acquiring new skills through workforce training programs also qualifies. With many workforce training programs taking a year or less to complete, it’s a great way to get job-ready in very little time.

Cognizant of how the rising cost of higher education negatively impacts its students, CCBC has always put students first by keeping tuition affordable. Currently, its tuition rate

is $122 per credit hour for in-county residents -- a rate which has remained steady since 2018. A student enrolling for 12 credits tuition-free could save nearly $1,500 -- a significant savings during these uncertain times.


“We want students to know that taking courses this fall at CCBC is a great option for anyone pursuing their college degree or interested in workforce training,” said President Kurtinitis. “You can’t beat the quality of education that we provide. And for Fall 2020, you definitely can’t beat tuition-free.”

To see if you qualify, visit ccbcmd.edu/freetuition.

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About the Community College of Baltimore County (ccbcmd.edu)
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 63,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation’s top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2019.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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