Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

* The information below shows the current tuition and fee rates for the 2024-2025 academic year. The rates are subject to change. To view current tuition rates, visit

2024-2025 Credit Tuition and Fees Chart

Credits In-County Out-of-County Out-of-State
1 $160.92 $316.98 $418.98
2 $321.84 $633.96 $837.96
3 $482.76 $950.94 $1,256.94
4 $643.68 $1,267.92 $1,675.92
5 $804.60 $1,584.90 $2,094.90
6 $965.52 $1,901.88 $2,513.88
7 $1,126.44 $2,218.86 $2,932.86
8 $1,287.36 $2,535.84 $3,351.84
9 $1,448.28 $2,852.82 $3,770.82
10 $1,609.20 $3,169.80 $4,189.80
11 $1,766.78 $3,483.44 $4,605.44
12 $1,924.36 $3,797.08 $5,021.08
13 $2,081.94 $4,110.72 $5,436.72
14 $2,239.52 $4,424.36 $5,852.36
15 $2,397.10 $4,738.00 $6,268.00

* Tuition and fees rates are subject to change.

Cost of Attendance

Pursuant to the passage of both the FAFSA Simplification and FUTURE Acts, educational institutions are required to make cost of attendance information publicly available on sites that detail tuition and fees. "Cost of attendance," or COA, is defined as the average cost to attend for one academic year and includes expenses other than tuition and fees that you should plan for, such as:

  • Books & supplies
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Personal needs
  • Loan Fees

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Fee Amount
In-County per credit hour $131.58
Out-of-County per credit hour $287.64
Out-of-State per credit hour $389.64

Consolidated Service Fee ($26.00)

Every student taking a credit course will be required to pay a consolidated service fee per credit hour. The consolidated service fee supports costs associated with registration, copies of transcripts received directly from the College via a paper request form, commencement, various instructional and support services, technology costs, capital expenditures including capital improvements, parking, maintenance and repair of College equipment/systems, and safety and security needs.

Student Activity Fee ($3.34)

The Student Activity Fee is a fee charged to all credit students each academic term. The revenue generated goes into a special account administered by the Student Government Association to fund social, recreational, and cultural events, campus clubs and student organizations, authorized student travel and service trips, and annual signature student events such as New Student Convocation, Success Week, Welcome Week, and Wellness Events. The fee is charged on a credit hour basis for up to a maximum of 10 credit hours.

Additional Fees1

Fee Amount
American Sign Language Immersion Experience (ASLS 250) $120
Applied Music Fee (per class) $490
Book and Course Materials
Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks and other materials for each class when applicable. See page 12 or visit
Building Trades
HVAC and Electrical (per class)
Welding (per class)
Credit by Departmental Exam (per credit hour) 50% of tuition
Credit by Portfolio (per credit hour) 50% of tuition
Culinary Arts (per class)2 $121
FEMA Credit Conversion Fee (per credit hour, subject to change)
EMGT courses 105, 115, 125, 135, 140, 215, 225, 235 Registration Fee (per course, not eligible for 50% refund)
Nursing Program – Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) Fee $420
Official Transcripts Fee
Official E-transcripts delivered electronically
Official Transcripts for printed transcripts delivered by USPS
Physical Education Fees3
Physical Therapist Assistant Fees
PTHA 101: Electronic health record platform
PTHA 105: Background & drug testing fee
Surgical Technology Fees4
SURG 120: Lab supplies for entire program
SURG 125: Preclinical screening
SURG 200: Certification fees

In special cases, the College may charge additional fees. Some classes may charge additional fees for equipment or materials.


Please refer to the specific HCTI course. Some courses require a chef uniform and basic knife or pastry set.


Please refer to the specific PHED course for fees that may be payable to the site where the class meets.


Please refer to the specific SURG course for fees that may be required.

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks and other materials for each class. The average cost is about $150 per course.

In special cases the college may charge additional fees. These fees will be printed in the academic schedule each semester.

Explanation of Student Tuition & Fee Charges

Tuition and fees partially cover the cost of a student’s education. While students contribute a substantial amount toward the cost of attendance at FCC through the tuition and fee charges listed above, the majority of funding for a student’s education is provided by Frederick County and the State of Maryland.


Tuition charges are the primary source of student revenue and partially offset the cost of instruction at FCC. Tuition is charged based on each credit hour. Out-of-county and out-of-state students are charged higher tuition rates per credit hour to offset state and county funding provided.

Special Fees for Recreation, Skiing & Other Courses

The college charges special fees for courses that require significant out-of-classroom experiences which generate additional expenses. The skiing course requires skis and lift tickets. Please refer to the specific PE course for other fees that may be payable directly to the site where the class meets. Some courses may require field trips which may also incur minimal fees.

Continuing Education & Workforce Development (non-credit) Tuition

Continuing Education courses are individually priced. Refer to the current Continuing Education class schedule for tuition and fees for each class.

Fee Amount
Out-of-County fee per course* $5.00
Out-of-State fee per course* $10.00
One-time per year Registration fee* $9.00

*Fees are subject to change.

Books and Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing course materials and required supplies for their classes. After registering, use your FCC student ID number to search for course materials on the Bookstore website Note that some classes do not require textbooks. Course material information is published on the Bookstore website at least three weeks in advance of each semester.

The FCC Bookstore accepts cash, check, credit cards, and Bookstore gift cards as payment. Books and supplies can also be charged against available financial aid with completion of the Student Aid Authorization Form. Financial aid awards do not, however, automatically cover the costs of books and supplies. If a third party is covering the cost of your course materials, please email for assistance.

Schedule of Payments

All tuition charges and fees must be paid by the scheduled due date. Acceptable payment methods include cash, check, money order, credit cards (Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). FCC also participates in a deferred tuition payment plan for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Frederick Community College. They should include the student’s name and I.D.

Financial Responsibility

Students are individually responsible for payment of tuition, fees and all other charges at FCC. If the college does not receive payment from third parties, students will be billed directly for all charges and are expected to pay.

Stopping payment on checks written to FCC to cover tuition and fees does not relieve students of their responsibility to pay for incurred charges. Students must follow the designated procedure for withdrawing from classes and obtaining tuition refunds. Outstanding financial balances must be paid before future registration is permitted, grades are released, or enrollment certifications, diplomas or transcripts are issued.

Tuition Payment Requirements

Tuition and fees payment deadlines are listed in the schedule of classes. Failure to make a payment by the applicable deadline could result in being dropped from all classes. During peak registration, refunds may be delayed until after the add/drop period. Please ensure that your account is paid in full by the applicable deadlines. View your account online at or at the Student Accounts Office. Please note it is the responsibility of the student to drop/change classes and not the responsibility of the college.

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan

The college offers a payment plan to assist students with tuition. The plan is called Nelnet, and for a minimal fee, tuition costs will be paid automatically in monthly installments from either a checking account or credit card. Students who enroll early benefit from more installments. Students are required to sign up online at For more information, contact the Student Accounts Office.

FCC’s Deferred Tuition Payment Plan is available for some Continuing Education courses. For more information, call 301.846.2456.

Tuition Sponsorship by a Third Party

Students are responsible for all tuition and fees. If a third party such as, but not limited to, a federal, state, or municipal government agency or employer agrees to pay tuition and fees, students are not relieved of their primary responsibility. In the event that such a party fails to honor its agreement, Frederick Community College reserves the right to bill students directly.