CCBC offers relief to students impacted by government shutdown

Jan 22, 2019 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md.Community College of Baltimore County is reaching out to those impacted by the government shutdown by providing tuition relief. For families impacted by government furloughs, CCBC will offer 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.

CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis understands that families within the CCBC community are hurting and their challenges are not going unnoticed.

“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 and we want to help,” said President Kurtinitis. “We are eager to assist students who are pursuing their education and training at CCBC to ensure they can continue their studies without interruption. We want to make sure that despite this government shutdown, students are still able to meet their educational goals.”

In addition to a deferred payment plan, CCBC also makes valuable connections to social support services for students through its College and Community Outreach program which connects 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.”


About the Community College of Baltimore County (
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 2018.

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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