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Financial Aid for Continuing Education

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Financial aid such as scholarships, grants, tuition waivers and other assistance is available for many Continuing Education courses and programs. These include career training courses, workforce certificate programs and select enrichment courses.

CCBC has partnered with The Community Assistance Network (CAN), a private, nonprofit, community action agency. CAN offers need-based financial assistance to students seeking continuing education training and skill upgrades. Please call CAN at 410.285.4674 for more information.

The Baltimore County and Maryland College Promise programs are scholarships that can be used for tuition and fees for many of our workforce certificate programs. These programs give you the training and skills to prepare you for a career, professional licensure or certification. These scholarships cover mandatory tuition and fees for eligible students after applying all other financial awards first.

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Continuing Education students who qualify may apply for need-based grants that can be applied toward the tuition and fees of eligible continuing education workforce training programs from building trades and business to health care and hospitality.

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Select workforce training programs have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible for Pell Grants:

To get started, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using CCBC’s school code: 002063.

Maryland residents who are age 60 or older on the first day of class may enroll at CCBC without a charge for tuition. Students must complete the birthdate section on the registration form. Please note, applicable fees, including registration and out-of-county fees, will be charged.

Individuals who are under 60 years of age and certified as retired due to disability as defined by the Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Act, may enroll in CCBC without a charge for tuition for eligible courses that lead to employment, including life skills instruction. Please note, applicable fees, including registration and out-of-county fees, will be charged.

For more information and to learn how to apply for this waiver, call 443.840.2222 (CCBC).

This opportunity, funded by the state of Maryland, provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a Continuing Education workforce training certificate program at CCBC. The scholarship is open to Maryland residents or graduates of a Maryland high school and to active US military members stationed in Maryland.

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If you are unemployed or underemployed, working, but want to upgrade your skills, or are an employer who wants to retrain your employees, you may be eligible to receive financial help toward workforce training at CCBC. Please contact the Baltimore City or Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development to see if you qualify. These one-stop centers can provide you with more information on accessing WIOA job training funds.

Baltimore County Residents:

  • Eastpoint Career Center: 410.288.9050
  • Hunt Valley Career Center: 410.887.7940
  • Randallstown Liberty Career Center: 443.840.2770

 Baltimore City Residents:

The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development: 410.396.3009