Tuition Assistance

In addition to traditional financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans), tuition assistance programs are available for certain members of our community.

Tuition Waivers


The State of Maryland recently passed House Bill 104 which changed the process for Maryland students with disabilities to receive a tuition waiver.

Any resident of Maryland who is out of the workforce because of a permanent disability as defined by the Social Security Act, the Railroad Retirement Act, (or in the case of former federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management), and enrolls in a community college class that has at least ten regularly enrolled students, may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

New guidelines were effective January 1, 2012. All students with disabilities who enroll in credit courses at CCBC are required to take action to continue receiving the tuition waiver.

Early College Access Program (ECAP)

High school students enrolled in CCBC courses may be eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount if they meet the following criteria:
  • Maryland resident
  • Payment of all CCBC fees
  • An enrolled high school junior or senior
  • Obtain written approval from a parent and appropriate school official
  • Meet enrollment requirements of CCBC


CCBC full time employees and CCBC retirees who enroll in courses at CCBC are eligible for a tuition waiver. All applicable fees are the responsibility of the student.

Foster care

Students who were in foster care as of their 18th birthday, or who were in foster care as of their 14th birthday but were subsequently adopted, may be eligible for a tuition and fee waiver.

National Guard

Maryland Guard members can receive up to 50 percent waiver of tuition for both degree and vocational programs. Members must provide a letter from their unit commander supporting membership in the Maryland National Guard.


Maryland residents, 60 years of age or older, who enroll in courses at CCBC are eligible for a tuition waiver. All applicable fees (including $30 course fee) are the responsibility of the student. Student must be 60 years of age before the academic semester begins.

Delinquent Accounts

Delinquent accounts are referred to the Maryland State Central Collection Unit. A 17% collection fee is added to the student's account.

Qualified Tuition Programs

This tax benefit includes programs established and maintained by one or more eligible educational institutions. The beneficiary (or another taxpayer claiming the beneficiary as a dependent) may claim the HOPE or Lifetime Learning Credit on qualified expenses paid for with the funds distributed from the Qualified Tuition Program. See IRS Publication 970 for further details. To view 1098T information online, students may login to SIMON using their username and password. Click on "Student Accounts", then "Tax Notification."